BE READY TO STRIKE FOR RS. 8,000 PAY HIKE, LALKANTHA TELLS WORKERS
News Courtesy: News First
Workers should be given a Rs. 8,000 salary increment from the next budget, says the National Trade Union Center.
lalChairman of the National Trade Union Center K. D. Lalkantha made this statement while addressing a convention in the Anuradhapura area yesterday.
Anuradhapura convention series organized by the National Trade Union Center, in order to educate trade unions about increasing salaries, was held yesterday.
“Trade Unions all over the world demanded salary increments commensurate with the cost of living and not because someone said it somewhere. That is why we are asking for Rs. 8,000. We have the right to ask for it.
“They are aware that the working people of this country are engaged in a trade union action. But nothing will come out of it. The farmers will not receive anything and nor will the labourers. No one will. It is only by taking to the streets with a major campaign that we will be able to get anything.
“We will have to go for a strike. If not we will not get anything. So get ready for a major strike,” said Lalkantha.
Sahodarayaa..asarana kamkaruwan wa gonata andalaa..aayeth sceen ekata enna da hadanne..election eken seat ekath nethuwa gedara giya mathaka nedda..
Oww..wena karanna deekuth nehe nee..Strike ekak wath karagena … JVP ekenma goda yanna balanna..
eeth dan inne..71 kee..89 yee modayoo..nemeyii.. parampara dekak billata dunna JVP eka gena ada tharuna parapura danna waa… Hikkizzzz
Politically bankrupt JVP is back at the old game they know best, create anarchy by stirring-up tade union activists into strikes for impossible pay hikes. Even in the Western world, these days are days of belt tightening. In UK, the budget deficit is BSP 190 billion. To reduce this the new co-alition government is taking stern measures that are unpopular but has to be done. There are drastic cuts in education, health, housing, welfare benefits, social services, mental health services, defence etc. It is the same story across Europe from Ireland to Spain and Portugal and Italy and Greece. Every country has been affected by global financial crisis. Sri Lanka’s situation is not that bad. However, we need some belt tightening as well from top to bottom.
The JVP are the enemies of the nation. They are traitors. They misled the youth in early 70s and late 80s leading to large scale bloodshed and wanton destruction. They are anarchists whose only goal in life is to capture power by causing chaos in the country. After that there will be more chaos leading to utter ruin.
I call my countrymen not to be duped by their false rhetoric, bogus promises and anarchic tactics. Give the JVP a resounding answer by not joining in their destructive strikes and chaos when the country is in the threshold of gaining new victories in economic wars along the Mahinda Chintanaya Idiri Dekma road.
We have long had death and taxes as the two standards of inevitability. But there are those who believe that death is the preferable of the two. “At least,” as one man said, “there’s one advantage about death; it doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” ~Erwin N. Griswold