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Health struggle begins; employees are out of Kalubowila hospital

21-05-2015

Health struggle begins; employees are out of Kalubowila hospital

All Island strike led by the All Ceylon Health Services Union on the basis of 10 demands affected for 40000 employees of health sector began from 2 hospitals Kalubowila and Castle hospital today. Accordingly minor staff and other five grades employees participated for this trade union action from 8am to 12 noon.   The main two demands are obtaining the arrears according to the 2006/6 circular and...

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Huge agitation in front of Uva provincial council today (6)

07-05-2015

  Today huge agitation was held with the participation of about 1000 employees in front of the uva provincial council at 12 noon, against the arbitrary recruitment of more than 350 employees for the health sector by the chief minister ,...

Assaulting to lectures is condemned.

05-05-2015

Assaulting to lectures is condemned.

All Ceylon Medical Officers’ Union vehemently condemns the assault made on the former president of the Federation of University Teachers’ Association and present media spokesman Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri and the active member of FUTA Dr. Kumudu Kusum Kumara on...

Thousands of working people gather for red May Day

05-05-2015

Thousands of working people gather for red May Day

  Thousands of working people gathered for the JVP May Day held at BRC grounds, for the celebration of 125th world working people’s day. Many creative items have been added for the marched commenced from Dehiwela S.S Jayasinghe ground.  Huge crowd...

Agitation against none providing of nurses transfers

10-04-2015

Agitation against none providing of nurses transfers

Today (8) an agitation was held against none providing of newly recruited nurses for the more than 350 nurses who are eligible for transfers since 2013 from NHSL. Large number of nurses employed in NHSL is from permanent dwellers of...

Provide Rs 2500 immediately- Agitations from private sector

10-04-2015

Provide Rs 2500 immediately- Agitations from private sector

  Today (07) agitations were held in front of private sector institutions forcing to provide Rs2500 for private sector employees. As a one activity of trade union actions conducted by all trade unions represented by the National Labour Consultant Council, this...

Huge agitations for the permanent post of man power employees

10-04-2015

Huge agitations for the permanent post of man power employees

  Huge agitation was held in Maharagama lastday (8) to force the government to make permanent the man power employees.  This agitation was held by the employees who were not made permanent in the midst of a felicitation function held under...

Free trade zone employees sing the petition demands Rs 2500

06-04-2015

Free trade zone employees sing the petition demands Rs 2500

  The general secretary of the Inter Company Employees’ Union comrade Janaka Adikari states that the free trade zone employees signed the petition commenced to force the government for the formulation of legislation for the paying of Rs2500 proposed from the...

RDA employees commenced struggle to get Rs 10000 allowance

06-04-2015

RDA employees commenced struggle to get Rs 10000 allowance

Employees of road development authority engaged an agitation in front of Sethsiripaya, demanding Rs10000 pledged from the interim budget. This agitation continued for nearly one hour from 12 noon on 2nd of April was held by the united trade union...

A petition from private sector employees, demanding Rs2500

23-03-2015

A petition from private sector employees, demanding Rs2500

  A petition signing campaign was commenced on 19th in front of Little Lion institution in Colombo, forcing the government to formulate regulations for the providing of Rs2500 increased from the interim budget for the private sector. The president of the...

Agitations from priority graduate teachers demanding solutions for their issues

23-03-2015

Agitations from priority graduate teachers demanding solutions for their issues

  An agitation was held in front of the Isurupaya on 18th by the large crowd of teachers demanding to get added the deprived service duration of graduate teachers recruited for state priority, management and development services. The agitation held under...

Provide solutions for issues promptly- Thousands of graduates at protest

20-03-2015

Provide solutions for issues promptly- Thousands of graduates at protest

  110000 graduates from central and other provincial services held a protest on12th in Colombo forcing the government to provide solutions for their issues confronted for several years. Thousands of graduated throughout the country participated for this protest organized by the...

Agitation march from private sector requesting Rs2500

20-03-2015

Agitation march from private sector requesting Rs2500

The trade union unity of private sector held an agitation march and a rally in Colombo forcing the government to increase the Rs2500 proposed from the interim budget and based on several other demands.  10 trade unions including Inter Company...

The pledged Rs15000 for doctors from the budget must be provided- All Ceylon Medical Officer’ Union

15-03-2015

The pledged Rs15000 for doctors from the budget must be provided- All Ceylon Medical Officer’ Union

All Ceylon Medical Officers Union decided to launch trade union actions if the pledged Rs15000 from the 2014 budget would not be provided immediately. The general secretary of the union Dr. Jayantha Bandara states that significant number of doctors who...

Daily wage for a estate employee must be Rs8000.- Ramalingum Chandrasekaran

15-03-2015

Daily wage for a estate employee must be Rs8000.- Ramalingum Chandrasekaran

The president of the All Ceylon Estate Labourers’ Union comrade Ramalingum Chnadrasekaran states that the daily wage of an estate employee must be Rs800. He expressed these views at a media conference held in Colombo today.  He further expressed that, According...

Huge agitation in Polonnaruwa, requesting Rs 2500

07-03-2015

Huge agitation in Polonnaruwa, requesting Rs 2500

  One of an agitation of the series of agitations held under the leadership of the Inter Company Employees’ Union to force the Maithri- Ranil government for the formulation of new regulations for the providing of Rs2500 proposed from the budget...

Permanent with in 100 days - Mass Protest in Colombo by Man power employees

07-03-2015

Permanent with in 100 days - Mass Protest in Colombo by Man power employees

The national centre for getting permanent the man power employees states that if 180 days service completed man power employees attached to state services of Ceylon electricity board, water board, bank system, road development authority, cultural triangle, state engineering cooperation,...

Increase salary of employees- Water board employees on strike

04-03-2015

Increase salary of employees- Water board employees on strike

All employees of western province engaged a trade union action of 4 hour strike and agitation on 28th of February, against the nonpayment of due new salary increment for January 2015 for water board employees.   The co-convener of the water board...

Abolish the school based assessment- Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union

01-03-2015

Abolish the school based assessment- Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union

  Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union requested from the minister to abolish the school based assessment as it has not fulfilled the required objectives and the trust of it also has broken. Further the union states that this assessment has become a...

Is the Agrahara Insurance trust fund is Mahinda’s legacy

01-03-2015

Is the Agrahara Insurance trust fund is Mahinda’s legacy

Agrahara insurance trust fund means the headquarters of insurance system created for the state employees of the country. Initially this system commenced without obtaining money, provided benefits to take medical treatment from outside for the state employees. But today, although...

Inquiries of CEB financial fraud to fraud investigating unit

01-03-2015

Inquiries of CEB financial fraud to fraud investigating unit

  CID recommended for the fraud investigation unit to conduct further investigations f the financial fraud occurred at the salary increment for the administrative authority of the CEB. Accordingly, all trade unions of the CEB handed over the necessary documents to...

Teachers come to street against interim control board

23-02-2015

Teachers come to street against interim control board

  An agitation was held by Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union on 19th of February in front of Kollupitiya cooperative society, demanding to establish members’ management after conducting election and removing the illegal interim control board established at the moment at the...

All allowances of public sector must be added to the basic salary- Lal Kantha

23-02-2015

All allowances of public sector must be added to the basic salary- Lal Kantha

The president of the National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal Kantha states that the all allowances of the public sector employees must be added to the basic salary within the forthcoming 1 and half months and the pledges given to...

Many districts combine with the struggle for man power employees’ permanent appointments

19-02-2015

Many districts combine with the struggle for man power employees’ permanent appointments

  Comrade Ranjan Jayalal of Ceylon Electricity Board Employees’ Union stated that meetings were held in many district regarding the permanent appointments of man power employees who are employed at state institutions. Accordingly, these meeting were held in Kandy, Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa,...

Electricity board employees at an agitation against financial corruption

19-02-2015

Electricity board employees at an agitation against financial corruption

  A huge agitation, demanding to cancel the illegal salary circular and to punish for those who involved in financial fraud, was held in front of fort electricity board headquarters on 18th of February.  Large number of employees representing from all...

New alliance from railway for future struggles

16-02-2015

New alliance from railway for future struggles

The general secretary of the All Ceylon Railway Common Employees Union comrade S.G. Vithanage states that they are ready to struggle continuously for the employees by joining 19 trade unions of the railway department. He expressed his views at a...

People who did financial frauds must be punished-Electricity board employees for a huge agitation

16-02-2015

People who did financial frauds must be punished-Electricity board employees for a huge agitation

  The general secretary of the Ceylon electricity board Union comrade Ranjan Jayalal  states that an agitation will be launched requesting to cancel the illegal salary circular and to punish people who did financial frauds. He expressed these views at a...

A huge agitation demanding Rs 2500 for private sector

16-02-2015

A huge agitation demanding Rs 2500 for private sector

A huge agitation was held on 12th of February in Colombo, demanding Rs 2500 salary increment granted for private sector, make permanent the employees who have completed 180 days, and issue a gazette on the cost of living value promptly.   Comrade...

Mahinda’s henchmen are not allowed to jeopardize the education system- Mahinda Jayasinghe

13-02-2015

Mahinda’s henchmen are not allowed to jeopardize the education system- Mahinda Jayasinghe

The general secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union comrade Mahinda Jayasinghe states that the attempt taken by the former minister Bandula Gunawardana and the former principal of Homagama Rajapaksha College to jeopardize the education of the children will be...

Great victory for the Habour Common Employees’ Union from cooperative election

13-02-2015

Great victory for the Habour Common Employees’ Union from cooperative election

It is reported that All Ceylon Habour Common Employees’ Union had a great victory from the election held to select 25 representatives for the general committee of the employees’ welfare cooperative union situated at the Sri Lanka habour authority. The “our...

It is essential to have a national process to prevent deaths occurred due to sports-ACMOA

12-02-2015

It is essential to have a national process to prevent deaths occurred due to sports-ACMOA

All Ceylon Medical Officers Association states that the government should make a national procedure promptly to prevent deaths occurred due to sports. The secretary of the union Dr Jayantha Bandara expresses that these procedures must be formed to prevent death...

Fraud of millions- a complaint to bribery commission against Bandula Gunawardhana

10-02-2015

Fraud of millions- a complaint to bribery commission against Bandula Gunawardhana

Ceylon Teachers Services’ Union made a complaint against the former minister Bandula Gunawardana and the secretary Anura Dissanayake to the bribery commission yesterday regarding a corruption caused at the education ministry during the past years. The general secretary comrade Mahinda...

Rectify the financial fraud promptly before the minister’s is exposure- Ranjan Jayalal

10-02-2015

Rectify the financial fraud promptly before the minister’s is exposure- Ranjan Jayalal

Comrade Ranjan  Jayalal requested to rectify the financial fraud caused by the Ceylon electricity board , increasing the salary by 125% by submitting a complaint to the bribery commission. Comrade Jayalal stated that if the minister ignores to rectify the...

Jhonston’s henchmen collect money from EDCS employees

10-02-2015

 Jhonston’s henchmen collect money from EDCS employees

Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union states that the secretary of the present interim board collects money illegally from the employees. The union mention that the secretary named Mr. Gamini  Gunathilaka  takes actions to collect money, gathering the employees who were recruited...

All nurses needs Rs 1500 allowance

10-02-2015

All nurses needs Rs 1500 allowance

All Ceylon Nurses’ Union demands risk, sleep disturbance, and travelling allowance of Rs 15000 for nearly 30000 of nurses who are employed in the government hospitals. The secretary of the union comrade Gamini  Kumarasinge  states that  no extra payment is paid...

Lenin commemoration at Viharamahadevi Park

30-01-2015

Lenin commemoration at Viharamahadevi Park

Lenin commemoration organized by the National trade union centre was held at Viharamahadevi Park yesterday (22).  The general secretary of the people’s liberation front(JVP) comrade Tilvin Silva, Cuban ambassador  Florantino Batista, the president of National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal...

Relief must be provided for the private sector immediately- Wasantha Samarasinghe

30-01-2015

Relief must be provided for the private sector immediately- Wasantha Samarasinghe

The president of the Inter Company Employees’ Union comrade Wasantha Samarasinghe states that the present government must take necessary steps to provide the demands of the employees by supplying relief for 6.5 million of private sector employees and state sector...

Electricity employees at protest agitation

24-01-2015

Electricity employees at protest agitation

A protest campaign was held recently against the increment of salary for only the officers who hold administrative post without increasing the due salary which is to be increased every 3 years for others electricity board employees. Many employees of...

3 proposals from the private sector for the president

23-01-2015

3 proposals from the private sector for the president

The president of Inter Company Employees’ Union comrade Wasantha Samarasinhe states that 3 proposals are submitted on behalf of the private sector employees for the budget to be presented.   Comrade Wasantha expresses that the private sector employees who are the...

VAC filed a complaint

18-01-2015

VAC filed a complaint

The Voice Against Corruption filed a complaint before the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption lastday (16th) against the former monitoring MP for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sajin Vaas Gunawardene. Several members of VAC including North-Central Provincial Council...

A discussion is requested from the new government on issues of working people

18-01-2015

A discussion is requested from the new government on issues of working people

  National Trade Union Centre requested a discussion from the new president Maithripala Sirisena to get solved the issues affected for state, semi state, private and estate sector employees  for a long period  without solutions. The president of the NTUC comrade...

Raising Public protest cannot be stopped, if corrupted officers are appointed. - Lal Kantha

18-01-2015

Raising Public protest cannot be stopped, if corrupted officers are appointed. - Lal Kantha

National trade union centre by sending a letter the president was informed not to appoint any corrupted officers for state institutions under his government, and if appointed so, the public protest created against it, cannot be stopped.  The president of...

Presidential election2015- “working people are ready” the seminar in Gampaha

24-12-2014

Presidential election2015- “working people are ready” the seminar in Gampaha

Another seminar of the series of seminars commenced by the National Trade Union Centre on “Presidential election 2015-working people are ready” was held on 22nd at Lankesh hall in Gampaha. The convener of the organization, professionals for the democracy, comrade...

Against the utilization of graduates for election propaganda to human rights commission

24-12-2014

Against the utilization of graduates for election propaganda to human rights commission

Today (22) a complaint was submitted to the human rights commission against the forceful utilization of economic development officer attached to the divisional secretariat under the ministry of economic development, and development officers attached under the ministry of public administration. The...

Sarmurdi employees’ fund for presidential election propaganda- complaints to the Human rights commission

24-12-2014

Sarmurdi employees’ fund for presidential election propaganda- complaints to the Human rights commission

Employees of ‘Divinaguma’ development department made a complaint at human rights commission against the utilization of provident fund and gratuity of 22000 of employees of Divinaguma development department belongs to economic development ministry for the propaganda programmes of presidential election,...

Public management assistants in a huge agitation march to win demands

21-12-2014

Public management assistants in a huge agitation march to win demands

A huge agitation march was held by the leadership of 7 trade unions of public management assistants on the basis of several demands, in front of the Viharamahadevi Park on 16th of December. Demands are obtaining a new service constitution...

Human right case against the illegal election propaganda at CTB

21-12-2014

Human right case against the illegal election propaganda at CTB

All Ceylon Transport Employees’ Union filed a case against the election commissioner on the illegal election propaganda done for loyal to one party at CTB for forthcoming presidential election, and forceful registration of employees for the postal votes, on 18th...

The post of the president of Hotel and Tourism Employees’ Trade Unions International for ICEU

21-12-2014

The post of the president of Hotel and Tourism Employees’ Trade Unions International for ICEU

The post of president of the 2nd convention of the Hotel and Tourism Trade Union Employees’ International which is a branch of World Trade Union Association ,was given for the Inter Company Employees’ Union and the lawyer Janaka Adikari was...

What should be done by the working people at the presidential election? - 1 million leaflets for the awareness of the public

18-12-2014

What should be done by the working people at the presidential election? - 1 million leaflets for the awareness of the public

Campaign of distribution of 1 million leaflets, explaining,  to aware the public on what should be done by the working people at the forthcoming presidential election was commenced by the National Trade Union Centre on 16th of December at railway...

Manpower employees at a huge struggle - All employees for permanent jobs- written pledge from the minister

18-12-2014

Manpower employees at a huge struggle - All employees for permanent jobs- written pledge from the minister

A huge agitation was held in front of the electricity board headquarters forcing to make permanent about 4800 manpower employees on 17th of December. All manpower employees of the electricity board in the country participated for this agitation. The secretary...

Second World Congress of Trade Union International Hotel and Tourism Workers (TUI HOTOUR) 2014 is being held in Colombo.

15-12-2014

Second World Congress of Trade Union International Hotel and Tourism Workers (TUI HOTOUR) 2014 is being held in Colombo.

TUI HOTOUR is a sectoral organization of World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) which is the largest and oldest workers federation in the world. The congress aims to harness international solidarity among workers in hotel and tourism industry, to discuss...

Nobody can rule the country without considering the demands of working people- Com. Lal Kantha

14-12-2014

Nobody can rule the country without considering the demands of working people- Com. Lal Kantha

Comrade Lal Kantha states that in the future no ruler can rule the country without considering the demands of the working class and as the present president was unable to rule, the rulers who are elected in the future must...

Hotel trade union international in Colombo

14-12-2014

Hotel trade union international in Colombo

  The second convention of Tourist Hotel Trade Union International lead by the world trade union convention is to be commenced tomorrow (15) at foundation institute in Colombo. The convention to be commenced tomorrow, with the participation of several trade union...

Working masses ready!

11-12-2014

 Working masses ready!

A summit of representatives of all progressive trade unions in the country is to be held to discuss the presidential election 2015. The summit organized by the National Trade Union Center (NTUC) will be held at Center for Society and...

Graduate teachers protest march, requesting demands

30-11-2014

Graduate teachers protest march, requesting demands

A huge agitation march was held by the graduate teachers from Bathtaramulla to pellawatha education ministry, by requesting to get added their previous service period for the teachers’ service. The general secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union comrade Mahinda Jayasinghe...

Struggle for the permanent post for manpower employees of water board is commenced

30-11-2014

Struggle for the permanent post for manpower employees of water board is commenced

An agitation campaign was held in front of water and drainage ministry at Bathtaramulla Pellawathata, commencing the struggle to get permanent about 1500 manpower employees worked under the national water and drainage ministry. The union of the water supply and...

Fulfill the given pledges- A Huge convention from manpower employees

30-11-2014

Fulfill the given pledges- A Huge convention from manpower employees

A huge convention was held with the participation of the manpower employees worked throughout the country on 25th of November at Viharamahadevi open theatre. The convention was held under the patronage of the president of National Trade Union Centre comrade...

The 2nd delegates’ convention of the hotel employees’ centre is held

26-11-2014

The 2nd delegates’ convention of the hotel employees’ centre is held

The 2nd delegates’ convention of the hotel employees’ centre created from the employees of Sri Lanka tourism campaign was held under the patronage of the president of National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal Kantha at hotel Galadari on 25th of...

The annual convention of Ayurvedic Medical Officers’ Union is held

05-11-2014

The annual convention of Ayurvedic Medical Officers’ Union is held

The annual convention of All Ceylon Ayurvedic Medical Officers’ Union was held under the patronage of the president of National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal Kantha on 31st of October at Maradana Social centre. The new officers for the forthcoming...

The medical council is made aware of the risk of the Malabe medical degree institution

31-10-2014

The medical council is made aware of the risk of the Malabe medical degree institution

The common organization unity against the privatization of the medical education submitted a letter on Malabe medical degree institution and privatization of medical education to the medical council on 29th of October. Dr Jayantha Bandara states that this common organization...

Putting Rs 2200, Rs3783 has been taken - fake budget- Wasantha Samarasinghe

27-10-2014

Putting Rs 2200, Rs3783 has been taken - fake budget- Wasantha Samarasinghe

Comrade Wasantha Samarasinghe alleges that, putting Rs2200 into the upper pocket, Rs 3783 has been taken from the both back pockets from the budget presented by the president Mahinda rajapaksha for the year 2015. He expressed his views at a...

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The duty to avoid a war in Kor…

The duty to avoid a war in Korea

A few days ago I mentioned the great challenges humanity is currently facing. Intelligent life emerged on our planet approximately...

Tax amendments

Tax amendments

Tax amendments expose govt.’s development myth The dictator in Charley Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’ enjoys whirling a globe on his palm...

Government’s LLRC ‘magic box’ …

Government’s LLRC ‘magic box’ has no tricks

The report of the ‘Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation’ (LLRC) was presented by the government to Parliament on the 16th. The government has...

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