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Possible Trade Union Action In Schools

Dec 3, 2010 3:26:28 AM - thesundayleader.lk

by Nirmala Kannangara

Government school work is likely to come to a standstill during the first school term next year unless the government fails to rectify the longstanding teacher / principal salary anomalies, Ceylon Teacher Services Union (CTSU) told The Sunday Leader online.

General Secretary CTSU, Mahinda Jaysinghe said that unless the government rectifies the 2006/ 6 salary circular immediately the CTSU is compelled to bring all the government school work to a standstill during the 2011 first school term.

“We have been agitating to get the salary anomalies rectified over the years and had taken several trade union actions. Although we have been given promises on several occasions by the Rajapaksa regime, none of the promises given were honoured for the past four years. Even the present Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena puts a deaf ear to our demands. That was why the CTSU together with several other education trade unions have come to a decision to take a stern trade union action next year to win our demands,” claimed Jayasinghe.