Strike action by CEB employees to reflect adversely on their salaries
Minister of Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka says that severe disciplinary action will be taken against the employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board who were engaged in a strike action.
He said that steps will be taken to cut a day’s pay from the salary of all the employees who were engaged in the strike action.
Minister of Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka went on to say that the strike action will also affect bonuses and other benefits granted to the employees.
Minister Champika Ranawaka pointed out that it was unfair of the employees to commence a strike action despite being given a 25% pay raise.
The strike action launched by the employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board regarding a number of demands concluded midnight yesterday.
Committee member of the Ceylon Electricity Board joint Trade Union Alliance Ranjan Jayalal said that if a reasonable solution is not provided for their demands then the strike action launched in future, will be more severe.
Courtesy: News First
Government should take stern action against these strikers.As to the details these people are highly paid workers in government and working less loitering and gossiping at the work place. Why we pay electricity more to pay these idiots salaries, simply striking and get the salaries. They are always striking after the pay day.Dear minister let them continue the strike for one week and see how they crawl to get their salaries.Their pay should be cut and should teach a lesson to them as JR and Premadasa did in the past.