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Non-academic university staff will go on a 48 hour countrywide strike starting today (Thursday) in protest against the government’s failure to provide higher wages and benefits to them, unions said.

The Executive Officers, Academic Sub-ordinary and University Executive Staff Union Joint Committee said they had earlier requested for an increase in wages but had not received it. They had met with the Salary Cadre Commission last year and then on February 2 discussed a proposal to increase wages but had not received a response.

The union’s Co-President R.M Chandrapala said in the wake of increased fuel prices a salary hike was needed. “During discussions the commission assured us that it would compile a report in 14 days to come to some sort of solution. However nothing has been done yet,” Chandrapala said. (Olindhi Jayasundere)
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  • shani Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:09 AM

    This statement purely demonstrates how ignorant some people are about the true situation. It is true that academics may not be able to get scheduled work done on these trade union action days, but clearing the backlog it creates is more difficult and a headache for students as well as academics. I am not aware of any of the missed lectures that were never rescheduled - atleast in the faculty of medicine. I am sure this is the practice in other faculties as well. It is just sad to learn that a certain fraction of the general population always show hatred towards others and make dumb comments!

    Kangaroo Thursday, 23 February 2012 11:05 AM

    good

    Nodrog Thursday, 23 February 2012 05:18 AM

    With strikes and so many holidays its no wonder Sri Lanka is struggling as people hardly do any work. This is not the way to become 'The wonder of Asia'.

    manike Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:00 AM

    Uni non academic staff going on strike means paid holidays for uni lecturers and missing lectures for undergraduates.

    don Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:54 AM

    Yes!!!! How delightful!!!!

    prasantha Thursday, 23 February 2012 07:30 AM

    what is the respond form Government?


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