TUs going on strike similar to sabotage: CEB Chief
Aug 10, 2012
Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Wimalachandra Abeywickrame yesterday called on all Sri Lankans to condemn the actions of a group of employees who had resorted to trade union action at a time the country was experiencing a drought and when the GCE A/L examinations and PC polls were also being held.

Prof. Abeywickrama said that following discussions that were held between the top management of the CEB and trade union representatives a strike action that was called by TUs on July 6 had been called off. Accordingly, the CEB had taken measures to reinstate 10 employees who had been terminated from service following these discussions.

The other demand of the TUs, which was the alleviation of salary anomalies of CEB employees, would be done by November as agreed upon during talks with the TUs. “The trade union representatives held a discussion last Monday with the top management of the CEB including the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and the General Manager where they had agreed to resolve all issues in a friendly manner. However, in a surprising move, after about an hour, they informed us that they would launch a strike effective from Friday 12.00 noon which was highly unsatisfactory,” Prof. Abeywickrame stressed.

Source: Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka