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Struggle for salary hike is intensified

05-09-2014

Struggle for salary hike is intensified

The monthly expenditure per month has been increased up to Rs 50792, according to the state statistics, as a result of increasing prices of goods and services. Therefore general public confront with an unbearable economic burden. The salary of public servants has not been increased after 2006, once Mahinda Rajapaksha became president. Public servants engage with street struggle because of economic pressure. A signing of...

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Manpower Employees convention in central province victoriously

05-09-2014

Manpower Employees convention in central province victoriously

The central province manpower employees’ convention that force the government for making permanent, by terminating the slavery of employees who were recruited by the manpower company situated in Island wide, was held in Udarata Union hall in Kandy. This convention...

A case is filed against the none deposition of provident fund of CTB employees

03-09-2014

A case is filed against the none deposition of provident fund of CTB employees

All Ceylon Transport Employees Union has filed a case against the keeping away from banking of 7680 million rupees of provident fund of CTB employees, at the appeal court on 27th of August. This case has been filed under CA/WRIT/...

Salary hike for all employees- to Gampaha

03-09-2014

Salary hike for all employees- to Gampaha

  Another event of  petition campaign commenced by the National Trade Union Centre to force the government to increase the salary appropriate for monthly expenditure of Rs. 50792 for a family of 4 and add the all allowances hung for salary...

Government descends in the presence of the strike- conspiracies to sabotage the strike

23-08-2014

Government descends in the presence of the strike- conspiracies to sabotage the strike

    The president of the All Ceylon Health Services Union comrade T. Jayalal states that the government launches conspiracies by using civil defense personnel to sabotage the continuous strike commenced on 20th of August to obtain the demands of the minor...

Trade unions rally for salary struggle

23-08-2014

Trade unions rally for salary struggle

A discussion for united trade union struggle for salary hike for all public, private , and estate sector employees appropriate for cost of living value of Rs 50792, was held on today (20) at the national library auditorium. It was...

Scholarship for children of port employees

23-08-2014

Scholarship for children of port employees

A ceremony for granting scholarship and rewards for port employees’ children who qualified for the entrance of university for year 2012, was held on 19th of August at co-operative bank at port. The general secretary of the All Ceylon Port...

Teachers’ unions condemn the Namal’s intervention for universities

18-08-2014

Teachers’ unions condemn the Namal’s intervention for universities

Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union states that it is condemned that the actions taken by the university grant commission to enter a student who sat for the exam in 2011, but did not apply for the entrance, with the intervention of...

Pension gratuity issue will be over before 31st of August- authority affirmed

18-08-2014

Pension gratuity issue will be over before 31st of August- authority affirmed

The convener of the pensioners’ unity against slashing of pension gratuity stated that the authority of pension department agreed to settle the issue of slashing of the pension gratuity before 31st of August at a discussion held after the force...

The government must be responsible for the health strike. If demands are not provided, continuous strike will be launched. –All Ceylon Health Services Union

15-08-2014

The government must be responsible for the health strike. If demands are not provided, continuous strike will be launched. –All Ceylon Health Services Union

Services of many hospitals in the Island have been affected due to the Island wide strike held on the basis of 6 demands affected for the health services. This trade union action was held on the basis 6 basic demands...

Employees of pension department demand for salary hike

15-08-2014

Employees of pension department demand for salary hike

The Campaign of signing the petition, commenced by the National Trade Union Centre to force the government for granting of salary hike appropriate for present cost of living and adding of all allowances of state employees to basic salary, was...

Health staff on Island wide strike on 13th

12-08-2014

Health staff on Island wide strike on 13th

Comrade Samantha Koralearachchi stated at a media conference held in Colombo on 8th of August, it was decided to launch an Island wide strike on 13th of August from 6:30 am, under the leadership of All Ceylon Health Services Union,...

Railway employees rally for a wage hike

12-08-2014

Railway employees rally for a wage hike

  Employees of state, private, and estate have reached for a struggle for wage hike at a moment that the expenditure, necessary for a family of 4 members risen up to Rs 50792 per month, under the rule of the president...

Man Power employees of North also gather

12-08-2014

Man Power employees of North also gather

  The general secretary of the Ceylon Electricity Board Union comrade Ranjan Jayalal stated that a special discussion was held at a school of Kilinochi, today((9) by gathering man power employees from all districts of Northern Province.  Comrade Ranjan Jayalal expressed...

Video: Frauds & corruption continue despite annual COPE reports

08-08-2014

Video: Frauds & corruption continue despite annual COPE reports

Just as reports of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) are presented every year, frauds and corruption too are committed without any lessening says the President of ‘Voice against Corruption’ (VOC) Wasantha Samarasinghe. He said despite frauds and corruption are...

The gazette notice said to be cancelled by the president, has not been cancelled

07-08-2014

The gazette notice said to be cancelled by the president, has not been cancelled

All Ceylon Medical Officers’ Union states that although the president stated that the special gazette numbered 1847/56 issued on 31.01.2014, by amending the 1978 university act numbered 16, would cancel, it has not been cancelled so far. The union states...

The secret of CTB crisis is revealed

07-08-2014

The secret of CTB crisis is revealed

The employees of CTB states, that the true necessity of the government of jeopardizing the CTB is revealed through the acquiring of the land belongs to Katubedda depot for the urban development authority.   The letter numbered 5/5/10/ 1/4/3/ 9 sent by...

Graduates commence struggles- 100000 leaflets are distributed

30-07-2014

Graduates commence struggles- 100000 leaflets are distributed

The general secretary of the graduate employees’ union comrade Chandana Sooriyaarachchi states that in the future, huge trade union actions would have to be launched due to the slashing of professional rights and the affronting of the profession of nearly...

Grant salary hike, suits for cost of living- write to the president

30-07-2014

Grant salary hike, suits for cost of living- write to the president

The National Trade Union Centre that states, the cost of living which was Rs.25343 when the president Mahinda Rajapaksha came into power , is doubled up to Rs50792 per month now and the basic salary was not increased since 2006,...

Monthly expenditure is Rs 50792; struggle for salary hike is commenced

23-07-2014

Monthly expenditure is Rs 50792; struggle for salary hike is commenced

The struggle that for the government to increase the salary, suitable for the present living conditions as the todays unbearable living cost of Rs 50792 which was Rs 25344 when the president Mahinda Rajapaksha became for the ruling, add the...

TUs on the path of struggle

21-07-2014

TUs on the path of struggle

The first step of the campaign to distribute one million leaflets demanding the government to increase the salaries of state and private sector employees to meet the ever increasing cost of living and add all allowances to the salaries will...

Lady Doctor remanded according to the police wish- Trade unions on protest

21-07-2014

Lady Doctor remanded according to the police wish- Trade unions on protest

All Ceylon Medical Officers’ Union states that the remanding of Dr. Malika Gunarathna till 22nd of July, after her motor car was collided with a motor bike, and admitting of the motor cyclist to the hospital, when she was coming...

Vehemently condemn the threat made on the medical officer of Hathtotaamuna

11-07-2014

Vehemently condemn the threat made on the medical officer of Hathtotaamuna

All Ceylon Medical Officers’ Union states that the union vehemently condemn the  blame with filthy words and threat made by the pradeshiya saba councilor on the only medical officer who is employed at remote hospital of Hathtotaamuna in Matale district,...

NTUC delegates on China Tour

01-07-2014

NTUC delegates on China Tour

Three delegates representing NTUC, left to China on an initiation made by the China on 28th of June. The general secretary of employed graduate union comrade Chandana Sooriyaarachi, the general secretary of NTUC comrade Janaka Adikari, and its organizing secretary...

Press employees’ agitation in front of mass media ministry

01-07-2014

Press employees’ agitation in front of mass media ministry

The employees of state press department marched from the department to the information and mass media ministry, where agitation was held to protect the state press which has history of 210 years as a state institution, on 26th of June....

Responsibility of the defeating of the communalism must be taken by the trade unions-Lal kantha

01-07-2014

Responsibility of the defeating of the communalism must be taken by the trade unions-Lal kantha

The president of the National Trade Union Centre, a councilor of western provincial council, comrade Lal Kantha states that the government, kindling the communalism in Beruwala and Aluthgama, tries to rule the country by creating frequent conflicts among various religions...

Government trade unions create a tribal clash

30-06-2014

Government trade unions create a tribal clash

A tense situation developed between midwifery service personnel and nurses in Ragama Teaching Hospital today (30) morning. As a result nurses withdrew from their duties stated hospital sources. Speaking the President of All Ceylon Health Services Union Gamini Kumarasinghe said,...

Pensioners get together for gratuity agitation

08-06-2014

Pensioners get together for gratuity agitation

A huge agitation was held lastday (5) at Fort, protesting against the decision taken by the government on deprivation of the pension gratuity. Large placards depicting “hand off gratuity” were demonstrated at the agitation, held under the leadership of National...

Electricity board employees are to struggle

08-06-2014

Electricity board employees are to struggle

CEB united trade union alliance held a massive agitation today (4) in front of the headquarters of the CEB, demanding solution for the unresolved salary discrepancy existed for more than 2 years, halting the political appointments immediately, preventing the selling...

Inland Revenue employees for the gratuity struggle

08-06-2014

Inland Revenue employees for the gratuity struggle

The employees of Inland Revenue held an agitation on 3rd of June in front of its department, against the granting of the pension gratuity from the bank according to the 4/2014 circular and making the pensioners on debt. The general...

Protests at schools against the nonpayment of gratuity

05-06-2014

Protests at schools against the nonpayment of gratuity

Teachers’ and principals’ trade union alliance states that a protesting banner is demonstrated at all schools from 5th to 15th of June, against the nonpayment of pension gratuity for more than 5000 retired teachers.  Further alliance states that from the...

Thugs free, Holcim employees apprehended

05-06-2014

Thugs free, Holcim employees apprehended

  Inter Company Employees’ Union states that the thug attacked done on 1st of June on the struggle launched by the non permanent employees of Holcim from  19th of May, was done by the puttalam Pradeshiya saba member, Rathika Sanjeewa who...

3rd Commemoration of Roshen Chanaka who sacrificed life at EPF struggle at Katunayake

02-06-2014

3rd Commemoration of Roshen Chanaka who sacrificed life at EPF struggle at Katunayake

Free trade zone employee, Roshen Chanaka who was assassinated by the police at an employees’ agitation held to protect EPF, was commemorated at Avariwatha junction yesterday. Mahinda Jayasinghe representing National Trade Union Centre, the general secretary of Inter Company Employees’...

Pensioners rally against the deprivation of gratuity

31-05-2014

Pensioners rally against the deprivation of gratuity

A meeting of gratuity entitled employees who are against the deprivation of pension gratuity for state servants, was held under the patronage of the president of National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal Kantha on today(30) at public library auditorium. The...

Railway Employees also to protect pension gratuity

31-05-2014

Railway Employees also to protect pension gratuity

The All Ceylon Railway Employees Common Service Union held an agitation today (29) in front of the railway headquarters to protest against the granting of pension gratuity via banks from the 4/2014 circular, making the pensioner in debt. The president...

Let’s rally for the rights, including pension gratuity- Principals and teachers march to Isurupaya

28-05-2014

Let’s rally for the rights, including pension gratuity- Principals and teachers march to Isurupaya

  A huge protest march to force the government for the victory of deprived pension gratuity, and other rights of principals and teachers, commenced today (28) from parliament circle and left towards Isurupaya. There was a huge crowd of principals and...

Wasantha Samarasinghe goes to Geneva

28-05-2014

Wasantha Samarasinghe goes to Geneva

The president of Inter Company Employees Union comrade Wasantha Samarasinghe departed from the country yesterday (27) for the participation of the annual convention of ILO held in Geneva in Switzerland. This convention is held from 28th of May to 11th...

Retired public servants die, due to intolerability of life- Sarath Lal

28-05-2014

Retired public servants die, due to intolerability of life- Sarath Lal

The convener of State Press Employees Unions Alliance comrade Sarath Lal states that retired 17000 public servants are disappointed because of losing their pension gratuity, and died due to lack of income for living. He expressed these views, addressing at...

Grant salary arrears of health employees immediately- protest march

27-05-2014

Grant salary arrears of health employees immediately- protest march

Today minor staff of health sector made a protest by reporting sick leave at all hospitals of the Island, requesting an action to grant salary arrears immediately. Accordingly, a protest march was held from Borella Paediatric hospital to ministry of...

United actions against the slashing of the pension gratuity

25-05-2014

United actions against the slashing of the pension gratuity

Special discussion has been held in Colombo yesterday (20) to take united trade union actions against the government decision taken to slash the pension gratuity experienced by the state employees so far.  Trade union leaders including comrade Lal Kantha participated...

An agitation from Holcim employees

24-05-2014

An agitation from Holcim employees

Nearly 500 employees, on trade union action, held agitation campaign in front of Puttalam and Galle factories on 2oth . The president of Inter Company Employees Union comrade Wasantha Samarasinghe, and organizing secretary comrade B.I. Arbdeen participated for the agitation...

Thug attack on Holcim employees

24-05-2014

Thug attack on Holcim employees

It is reported that Holcim employees who are on trade union action, requesting to make permanent their service, have been attacked by thugs today in front of the Galle factory. The senior vice president of Inter Company Employees’ Union comrade...

The petition, against slashing of the pension, for trial

21-05-2014

The petition, against slashing of the pension, for trial

The complaint filed by the All Ceylon Trade Union Convention against the slashing of the gratuity of the pension at human rights commission has been taken for trial. Two officers representing the finance ministry and 2 officers representing department of...

Holcim employees take to the streets

17-05-2014

Holcim employees take to the streets

A massive agitation was held opposite Holcim head office in Colombo today (16th) protesting against the failure to make 500 employees permanent despite being employed in the company for about 15 years. The Organizing Secretary of the Inter Company Employees...

Bank employees too against for pension proposal

16-05-2014

Bank employees too against for pension proposal

The general secretary of the All Ceylon Bank Employees Union comrade Gamini Rathnasiri expresses that protesting leaflets were distributed by the union, against the state servants pension proposal made by the government. Accordingly, the leaflet distribution campaign was commenced at...

Punishment for the PC member who knelt the school teacher Victory of whole teachers – Mahinda Jayasinghe

16-05-2014

Punishment for the PC member who knelt the school teacher  Victory of whole teachers – Mahinda Jayasinghe

Puttalam high court gave a punishment today for the alliance government provincial council member Ananda Sarath Kumara who knelt a school teacher Ms Susila Herath at the school premises of Nawagaththegama Nawodya, school in Puttalam last year. The decision ordered...

University teachers’ struggle gearing up

16-05-2014

University teachers’ struggle gearing up

The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) has informed the Ministry of Higher Education that the academic staff of all universities in the island will engage in a strike action on 3rd of June as there has been no response...

Electricity employees for huge agitation

05-05-2014

Electricity employees for huge agitation

Steering committee member of CEB combined trade union alliance comrade Ranjan Jayalal stated that an action had been taken to hold a huge agitation in front of electricity board head quarters on 7th of May on the basis of removal...

The health ministry makes the health service unstable, by using the trade unions

05-05-2014

The health ministry makes  the health service unstable, by using the trade unions

The secretary of the All Ceylon Nurses’ Union comrade Gamini Kumarasinghe expresses that now the health ministry is engaging a conspiracy to unstable the health service, by using State Services United Nurses’ Union and Government Medical Officers Association. He stated...

A society is needed where working masses receive benefits of their labour – Lal Kantha

03-05-2014

A society is needed where working masses receive benefits of their labour – Lal Kantha

A society where the working masses receive the benefits of their labour should be created and it could be done only under Socialism says the President of All Ceylon Trade Union Federation and Member of the Political Bureau of the...

Thousands of working people for the red May Day

03-05-2014

Thousands of working people for the red May Day

Thousands of working people participated for the red May Day held, celebrating the international workers’ day, by the People’s Liberation Front (JVP) at BRC ground. The rally commenced after the arrival of the procession commenced from the S.S. jayasinghe grounds...

Wasantha Samarasinghe for the convention of Bangladesh Labour Party

28-04-2014

Wasantha Samarasinghe for the convention of Bangladesh Labour Party

The central committee member of People’s Liberation Front (JVP) comrade Wasantha Samarasinghe departed from Sri Lanka on 22nd   for the participation of the convention of the Bangladesh Labour party representing the JVP. Bangladesh Labour Party has invited several leftist political...

Trade unions join with the allied health student struggle

28-04-2014

Trade unions join with the allied health student struggle

Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union participated as a token on 27th , expressing their support for the continuous fast commenced by the allied health students at several places in the Island. The general secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union Mahinda...

international association of democratic lawyers 18th conference

17-04-2014

international association of democratic lawyers 18th conference

The 18th congress of INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEMOCRATIC LAWYERS has been organized in Brussels, Belgium, from 15th April to 19th April 2014. The General secretary of Inter Company Employees union and central committee member of JVP Janaka adikari ( attorney-at-law)...

Attempt to assassinate principal is a government job – Mahinda Jayasinghe

08-04-2014

Attempt to assassinate principal is a government job – Mahinda Jayasinghe

The attempt to assassinate the Principal of Ananda Vidyalaya at Puttalam has been carried out with the sanction of the government says the General Secretary of Lanka Teacher Services Union Mahinda Jayasinghe. He said there wouldn’t have been any possibility...

Huge crowd for the funeral

31-03-2014

Huge crowd for the funeral

You who led the struggles at frontline heroically, comrade you who addressed poetically on art, you who were very sensitive humanitarian, were a huge resource for us frequently.   Separation of you who led to reconstruct the Colombo, Galle railway wrecked...

Rise up against scheme to abolish pension gratuity

20-03-2014

Rise up against scheme to abolish pension gratuity

The government is scheming to abolish the pension gratuity enjoyed by government employees for more than 113 years and pension circular 02/2014 has been issued to enable this move. The circular has been issued to be effective from 1st April, 2014...

The government tries to propel pensioners to black market, depriving pension gratuity –Lal Kantha

16-03-2014

The government tries to propel pensioners to black market, depriving pension gratuity –Lal Kantha

The president of the National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal Kantha stated that a request was made from the state employees to rally against the change of the government of propelling the state sector employees for a black market, depriving...

Trade union actions- successful, if no solutions, future actions

11-03-2014

Trade union actions- successful, if no solutions, future actions

The president of the All Ceylon Health Services Union, comrade D. Jayalal stated that the trade union action launched throughout Colombo district, from 7amof 10 to 7am of 11 March, in hope of winning the salary arrears and other demands...

National Drug Policy not for the public

11-03-2014

National Drug Policy not for the public

The secretary of the All Ceylon Nurses’ Union comrade Gamini Kumarasinghe stated that the National drug Policy to be presented by the minister of health Maithripala Sirisena to the president today, had been formed for the multinational drug companies and...

“Our vision” policy framework presented for the trade union leaders

11-03-2014

“Our vision” policy framework presented for the trade union leaders

  A ceremony was held for the presentation of the “our vision” policy framework created by the People’s Liberation Front (JVP)for the trade union leaders, in hope of discussing the policy broadly, with the participation of the leader of the JVP...

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The duty to avoid a war in Kor…

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

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

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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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