Employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have decided to engage in a sick note campaign on Wednesday (April 11) demanding a 25% increase in wages.
Ranjan Jayalal, Committee Member of the Joint Trade Union Alliance of the CEB, stated that even though executive level salaries and engineer salaries have been increased by a high percentage, the salaries of normal workers have not been increased sufficiently.
It is not the intention of our trade unions to make around 4 million of electricity consumers to face difficulties during the festive season, however we must take a stand against this grave injustice, he said.
Jayalal added that if a power failure occurs on April 11, it would take a long time to restore power and the government should take full responsibility if that happens.
Courtesy: Ada Derana