Postal workers launch 48-hour strike

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The Sri Lanka Postal Services Union launched a 48-hour token strike yesterday over a number of unresolved issues.

Postal Services Union Convener Chinthaka Bandara said the union would resort to an indefinite strike if the Government failed to provide solutions to their issues.

According to the trade union leader, the strike will be launched based on three demands including issues in recruitment, promotions, and salaries.

He said the Postal Services Ministry had compiled a Cabinet paper to address the demands of employees, but it had not been approved even after the lapse of over 13 months.

The union demands that the Government amend and approve the Cabinet paper, abolish the program which plans to curb the rights of the postal employees and modernise the Postal Department.

Bandara noted that on 11 June 2018, the postal trade unions commenced a 16-day strike action. A Presidential Commission was set up to provide solutions for their issues. However, the recommendations set by the Commission were not implemented. (Colombopage)