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Court Issues Enjoining Order Against TU Action

Aug 6, 2011 2:40:17 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Colombo District Court has issued an enjoining order preventing trade unions affiliated to Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) from getting employees to take part in future trade union actions.

The court has issued an enjoining order preventing 21 SLT trade unions from influencing and interfering with employees who are not involved in the ongoing trade union action.

The court has issued the directive following a civil suit filed by SLT.

The complainant has cited trade unions and two trade union leaders as defendants.

It has been stated in the complaint that the trade unions had asked for 10 demands and the SLT chairman and senior officials had conducted discussions and a special oral announcement had been made.

However the trade unions had disagreed with the response on July 21 and announced trade union action from July 26.

The counsel supporting the SLT plaint have said a meeting was held with the trade unions and the management on July 25 and a further meeting was fixed for August 16.

However, a meeting had been summoned on August 3 since the trade unions were continuing with the trade union action. The SLT management had agreed to increase transport and meal allowances to the employees at the meeting.

Nevertheless, the trade unions had not complied with the said responses and had insisted on their main demands.