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Immigration and Emigration Department Officers’ (IEDO) Trade Union President K.A.S. Kanugala said they would take action at airports, ports and other places where its members were employed if the government failed to resolve their problems within the next 48 hours.

“Relevant authorities have failed to address the pressing issues faced by immigration and emigration officers. When IEDO resorted to trade union action last year, a discussion was held with President Maithripala Sirisena on May 18, 2018, and relevant authorities were instructed to take apt measures in solving our problems. On the one hand, a committee was appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to look into our grievances, but to no avail. On the other, the Ranugge Salary Commission which was appointed by the President did not make any recommendation to address our issues,” he said.

He said the subject minister promised to submit a cabinet memorandum within a month when the trade union stressed the need to solve its service problems.

“When we finally met the minister yesterday, we informed him about the decision to take TU action at airports and ports if the government did not intervene to solve our problems within 48 hours,” he said. (T.K.G. Kapila)

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  • Renuge Thursday, 03 October 2019 09:58 AM

    This or earlier govt wants not to heed their attention of really what action needed to address. As this is an essential service these officers take trade union action without affecting the public. They immediately attend other Railway or Doctors union action. Subject minister should give attention to upper the service

    GOTTO Thursday, 03 October 2019 10:01 AM

    Another bunch of GOTTAs trying to destabilise the country .....

    Roshanaly Thursday, 03 October 2019 10:07 AM

    Pressure them and g et the maximum before the election

    johan Thursday, 03 October 2019 10:18 AM

    Our security forces should be trained in all aspects since there is no war now so that all government machinery will run as usual in case strikes by trade unions.Government must concentrate on this

    Sambo Thursday, 03 October 2019 10:58 AM

    With who's blessing are you all taking such actions these days.

    june macapagal Thursday, 03 October 2019 05:59 PM

    Essential service should be declared for persons working at Ports, Airports, Hospitals, Doctors, Railway, Public Transport etc. Once this is done if they go on strike they should be terminated and the unemployed graduates should be recruited for these positions. This is the only way that the country can go forward.


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