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TUs warn to cease all train journeys from tomorrow

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All train journeys, which commenced today during the ongoing strike, would also be ceased from tomorrow, the Locomotive Engine Operators’ Union (LEOU) today said.

LEOU Secretary Indika Dodangoda told the Daily Mirror that the work stoppage launched by the railway trade unions would be continued further in the absence of a reasonable solution from the authorities concerned.

“We have not been offered with a discussion yet. The sudden strike which was launched on Wednesday will be continued until our salary anomalies and other issues are resolved,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 10

  • Mahi Friday, 10 August 2018 04:45 PM

    You better stop this service completely, people will find other alternative mode of transport and soon will forget that we had train services in SL, you guys will become history.

    max Friday, 10 August 2018 05:12 PM

    Thanks to the so called yahapalanaya, this country, now, is like a headless chicken.

    City Friday, 10 August 2018 06:03 PM

    It's not headless chicken it's headless chicken people.its the people who are appointing these politicians.

    nazeer Friday, 10 August 2018 05:19 PM

    Before the salary date 20.08.2018 TU's will come to solution.

    Gamaya Friday, 10 August 2018 06:22 PM

    No work no pay principle must apply for strikes - that is what the ILO also upholds. Dont pay any strikers for strike period

    Nana Friday, 10 August 2018 06:10 PM

    Chance for the Govt to prove they can govern and President to show he is president. Just close down this menace, we will manage without it. Later start it as a private Company.

    dayan Friday, 10 August 2018 06:18 PM

    When debtors knock at the doors of these giants they will be back.

    Village Boy Friday, 10 August 2018 06:20 PM

    In the time of the present government, people can launch strike, people can protest, people can put forth their views/criticism, people can roam freely, etc. During the previous government, people could rarely do all these. Because, if they do, there is a white van waiting for them. Unfortunately, people are always ungrateful. They don't appreciate the measures the present government have taken. They also don't understand that the present government, while inheriting a huge economic crisis, still continue to do a lot of developmental works. The government also has been gradually increasing the salaries of employee of many sectors. People just don't understand that the government just can't fulfil their demands instantly and at the same time carry out huge developmental projects.

    dean Friday, 10 August 2018 07:30 PM

    public should understand the demands these hooligan railway department employees asking and demand from government to sack each and every person of this department.and employ new people.

    Nuvan Saturday, 11 August 2018 07:59 PM

    What a bunch of senseless bastards these train drivers are. They start a strike along with the AL exam and jeopardise the future of children. Bring Indian drivers and kick out these crooks.

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