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About 50 per cent of teachers attached to state schools had refrained from engaging in their services today by applying sick leave, the Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) said today.

CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin told the Daily Mirror that the trade union action launched by them against the SAITM was a success.

“Many teachers have applied sick leave today following the short-notice we made. These teachers are engaged in this trade union action despite of several threats,” he said.

Meanwhile, Education Ministry Media Secretary Kalpa Gunaratne said there was no effect on the teachers attendance at schools today though several teachers’ union had claimed that they are on sick leave today.

“However, there is a considerable decrease of attendance of children,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

 

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  • Ramani Friday, 05 May 2017 07:49 PM

    These guys two fellows who come for all briefings have nothing else but to scuttle anything progressive. These frogs in the well, must rot in the well

    Sambo Friday, 05 May 2017 07:51 PM

    I think the education minister should take stern action against the teachers who did not make it to schools today. Who is this guy Starlin. He thinks no end of himself. Just kick him out of what ever he is doing and replace him. No one is indispensable. Please note that.......

    Manushya Saturday, 06 May 2017 03:10 AM

    Who will issue them medical certificates? Because the doctors are also on TU action!!

    Gon Haraka Friday, 05 May 2017 10:57 AM

    Are the Children also on strike ?

    KOLA KOTIYA Friday, 05 May 2017 11:01 AM

    WHEN CJ WAS OUSTED ANY OF THESE TRADE UNIONS PROTEST ?

    Sujan Friday, 05 May 2017 11:04 AM

    We are in such an unfortunate country where countrymen themselves support Doctors for their selfish demands to inflict suffering back on them

    das Friday, 05 May 2017 11:17 AM

    Sack them!!

    Appu Friday, 05 May 2017 11:45 AM

    These people back tactics thinking GMOA will do same for teachers TU action. must be kidding via DM Android App

    ravin Saturday, 06 May 2017 08:04 AM

    What moral dose the teachers have on private education. First they must stop tuition. Beginning of SAITM system lies with private tuition.

    rew Saturday, 06 May 2017 09:46 AM

    They will all turn up with false medical certificates to cover absence on the 5th May

    pras Friday, 05 May 2017 01:59 PM

    if govt back down on satiam end of yahapalanaya. a weak more corrupt govt is what we have now. via DM Android App

    mohan Friday, 05 May 2017 02:33 PM

    falls sick leave ? fire them all and appoint new batch. well we have a govt. which is don't have back borne no nothing will happen

    mali Friday, 05 May 2017 02:35 PM

    well planned strike - long week-end for the teachers!!!

    TUTION Saturday, 06 May 2017 10:34 AM

    "50% of teachers on sick leave today" -- AND PREPARING FOR THEIR TUITION CLASS IN THE EVENING

    ajith Friday, 05 May 2017 04:41 PM

    Teacher can consult striking doctors evening, Buy need to pay for it.

    lankabru Saturday, 06 May 2017 12:42 PM

    I am wondering how foolish these teachers are, can our children gain knowledge from these teachers? These teachers do not have the brain to rationalize what benefit they will get by striking in favour of this mafia-doctors? Are these striking teachers going to get free consultation from these mafia-doctors without paying the RS 1925/- consultation fees? Dear teachers with all the respect for you, please think whether these mafia-doctor-gang is not going to give you free consultation. Government - there are more than 4000 (four thousand) Foreign Draduated Doctors (FGD) in Sri Lanka struggling to get through the Act-16 exam, sack all these striking doctors, appoint all the Foreign Graduated Doctors (FGD) unconditionally. These FGD has better exposure than these frogs-in-the-well mafia-doctors. This is also a form of terrorism, killing innocent patience lives by disrupting medication and disrupting the normal course civilian life.This professional-terrorism must be wiped in Srilanka!

    Selvyn Friday, 05 May 2017 05:44 PM

    GMOA is a coward union. They are telling us about the continuation of this strike. They are just threatening. via DM Android App

    WISE DONKEY Saturday, 06 May 2017 02:21 PM

    Who gave them medical certificate for sick leave while the doctors also on strike. We are fed up with government as much we are with the doctors. We don't want a weak kneed government to tolerate this continued nonsense. Shame.

    Selvyn Friday, 05 May 2017 05:47 PM

    This local Lenin is a symbol of disgrace to the great revolutionary LENIN. What effect is there even if he continues via DM Android App


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