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The Railways Professional Trade Union Alliance (RPTUA) said today that it would decide on an alternate date to launch a follow up to the 48-hour-strike that was concluded today.

It said that they had been forced to launch the strike because there had been no positive response on the part of the government following the discussions held during the past fifteen months with the authorities.

The alliance said that it had tried its best not to resort to strike action as it would inconvenience the public. “We took every effort to find solutions to our problems by discussing them with the President’s Secretary, Lalith Weeratunga on several occasions. Today too we were due to meet him for a discussion at 2.00 p.m.,” it said. However he wanted the alliance to come for discussions after ending the strike, which the alliance was forced to turn down, the representative for the alliance said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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  • Kelanikolla Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:56 PM

    there will be so mny strikes in future..... people has had enough of this shit !!!!!!

    manuwel giyar Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:44 AM

    What do you mean "strike concluded today"? It is still going on and will conclude at midnight today.

    These fellows get massive amounts with OT and other allowances. Their pay is significantly higher than most state employees. Engine drivers get in excess of 150k per month (higher than govt doctors). So if they still want to strike, govt should do to them what JR did to July 83 strikers. Now that army is involved in many development activities, maybe govt can look at using a few to run the railways dept after a proper training

    Porky Pig Monday, 08 July 2013 03:36 PM

    Yes, we agree with him. Todays ministers (except for the clan) have no say in the running of the country. All they do is praise the clan for there survival.


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