The National Trade Union Center (NTUC) today (27) initiated a meeting with trade unions that have agreed to extend their support to demand for a Rs. 8,000 salary increase for the working masses in order to form a joint trade union forum to continue with future union action.
NTUC Head and JVP politburo member K.D. Lalkantha told The Sunday Leader that all trade unions that attended the meeting today decided to form a joint trade union forum to continue with future union action to win the demands of the working masses.
He said that the joint trade union forum has agreed to fight for two demands – a salary increase of Rs. 8,000 in line with the rising cost of living and to get the government to address the existing salary anomalies.
“These will be the slogans for our trade union struggle,” he said.
Lalkantha added that the trade unions also arrived at several decisions.
The first is to hold a meeting of all the trade union representatives currently involved in the joint trade union forum on Thursday (30) at the Railway Department auditorium.
The other decisions are to hold district conventions by the newly formed trade union forum to create awareness of the demands at district level and to initiate a dialogue with other trade unions that have still not joined the forum.