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ICEU: Would Not Allow Pension Scheme To Be implemented

May 25, 2011 10:27:30 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The Inter Company Employees Union (ICEU) has said that it would not allow the proposed private sector pension scheme to be implemented even if it receives parliamentary approval.

ICEU Head, Wasantha Samarasinghe says that the unions would continue to protest against the scheme and even if it is approved in parliament, the private sector workers would protest until the piece of legislation is revoked.

ICEU has planned to hold district level seminars to make people aware of the disadvantages of the pension scheme and several other protest campaigns including agitation campaigns, and the distribution of leaflets.

Samarasinghe says that over one million private sector employees would take to the street against the proposed bill.

According to Samarasinghe, the government needs to introduce a pension scheme to the private sector that is beneficial to the workers unlike the one presented at present.