Postal dept. cancels leaves of employees on strike

12 June 2017 07:02 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Postal Department today issued a circular immediately cancelling the leaves of all its employees from June 13 to 14, soon after postal trade unions announced that they would launch a 48-hour countrywide token strike midnight today.

Post Master General Rohana Abeyrathne told Daily Mirror that the circular was sent to all the offices across the country and that disciplinary action will be taken against those who neglect the administrative decision.

“The issuance of a circular cancelling the leaves of employees prior to a strike is not unusual. The circular was issued to avoid any disruption to the postal services. This practice is adopted by other state institutions as well,” he said.

Earlier today, United Postal Trade Union’s Front President Chinthaka Bandara said that they would conduct a 48-hour strike midnight today.

When contacted, he said they were aware of the circular but said would continue with the strike as planned.

He said 21,000 employees attached to 3,410 sub post offices, 640 post offices and around 100 control offices will participate in the scheduled trade union action. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 9

  • MyLanka Tuesday, 13 June 2017 06:22 AM


    joshua Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:11 AM

    why are they striking? More salary for ineffective government servants?

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:28 AM

    Every employee who went on strike should be sent on NO PAY LEAVE FOR TWO DAYS. If this is followed, there won't be any strikes in the Govt.. Departments in the future.

    J Palitha Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:29 AM

    Strikes have become a joke in SriLanka, without any demands these guys are just going on strikes. funny !!!

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:33 AM

    MR is backing these guys with his gangsters.

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:48 AM

    Correct, he had already given the contract to WW

    Manuel Benjamin Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:49 AM

    Joint Opposition headed by MR is responsible for this strike.

    Vijith Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:51 AM

    Correct they must sack these strikers and draw casual staff to fill the gaps.

    One Shot Ranjan Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:54 AM

    JVP together with JO lead by Mahinda have planned this strike, now what is the action by the Government?

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