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Protests are to be held tomorrow in five Regional Mail Sorting Centres (RMSC) and twelve divisional post offices during the lunch hour demanding the government to settle the dispute in recruitment procedure in postal service.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror Co-convener of the Postal Front H.K. Kariyawasam said due to the 06/2016 circular issued by the Public Administration Ministry, the Postal Department is severely inconvenienced in several aspects including recruitment of its staff .

He said the circular was creating a lot of problems in the postal services as the Postal Department is a closed department.

“Although, the Postal Department is a closed department it does not have separate salary scales. Closed departments should be independent of other public institutions and its salary scales should be set accordingly,” he said.

He added that the dispute in recruitment procedure had impacted in the services provided by the Postal Department causing long delays.

Further, he said when the matter was taken up with President Maithripala Sirisena during the World Post Day commemoration held on October 9 in Polonnaruwa, the President stated that the rules and regulations should not be an obstacle to the duties or the performance and therefore he would certainly look into the matter immediately.

Mr. Kariyawasam said that the postal workers would resort to islandwide work stoppage if the government failed to address the matter before Thursday (28). (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • ceylon Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:30 PM

    whats this stupid government doing.untill employees protest these fools cant settle these simple matters. via DM Android App

    ns.nw Wednesday, 27 December 2017 02:43 PM

    It’s called democracy. I guess many people haven’t heard of it before given the last regime quashed any freedom of speech. Whether the employees are right or wrong, they’re allowed to speak their minds. If they can justify the increase, great. If not, they’ll be known as fools.

    royce Tuesday, 26 December 2017 11:15 PM

    Can't wait to send this gov home !

    John Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:19 AM

    What is the matter, are they threatening to recruit people who are not lazy and corrupt, and the current workers don't like it?

    Ajith Wednesday, 27 December 2017 03:21 AM

    Postal service is not going to exist as it is now. Go for email and retire all workers step by step. nor more strikes.

    Letter Writer Wednesday, 27 December 2017 06:53 AM

    Are they protesting about their lunch?

    Leo Wednesday, 27 December 2017 07:25 AM

    In other words 'please recruit my nephew, brother in law, son in law, etc....

    AM Wednesday, 27 December 2017 04:34 PM

    Best advise, close down the postal department and other non profit departments/ministries to relax the burden on tax payers.


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