Strike action by CEB employees to reflect adversely on their salaries

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka

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

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