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Settle the water board contract employees’ issues- Protest meeting

17-04-2016

Settle the water board contract employees’ issues- Protest meeting

A protest meeting was held at Rathmalana Maliban junction kamkarusevana premises by the water board contract employees’ centre forcing to make permanent the employees who completed 180 days service period. Comrade Eng. Upali Rathnayake expressing his views stated that no solution had been provided yet for the issues of the contract employees and at several times employees and trade unions were deceived by pledging that these employees would make permanent  but without making permanent the employees who were entitled for permanent post legally, and it was decided to take future actions with the all trade unions of the water board. The secretary of the water board contract employees’ centre comrade Leelarathna also addressed the meeting.   

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Provide schools for teachers’ children- Agitation in front of Isurupaya

09-04-2016

Provide schools for teachers’ children- Agitation in front of Isurupaya

  An agitation was held in front of the Isurupaya on 06th of April against none entrance of the children of teachers by the ministry of education. The general secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union comrade Mahinda Jayasinghe stated that...

Proposals to minister on behalf of hotel employees

09-04-2016

Proposals to minister on behalf of hotel employees

 Hotel employees’ Centre handed over proposal regarding the formulation of new policy for the hotel employees to the tourism minister on 7th of April. These proposals include, monitoring of service charges of the hotel field fairly, making service charges as...

Cooperative election must be held before 15th of May- Appeal court orders

05-04-2016

Cooperative election must be held before 15th of May- Appeal court orders

Appeal court granted an order to decide an election date before 15th of May and it must be informed to the appeal court before 20th of May.   Once the case numbered 251/2015 filed by the Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union requesting...

International trade union collective gathers

05-04-2016

International trade union collective gathers

The general secretary of the Inter Company Employees’ Union comrade attorney at law Janaka Adikari participated for the International Trade Union Collective organized by the World Trade Union Federation in Athens in Greece on 1st of April. Comrade Janaka Adikari...

Doctors go to president secretariat requesting to close Malabe private medical boutique

24-03-2016

Doctors go to president secretariat requesting to close Malabe private medical boutique

  A letter was submitted to the presidential secretariat by the centre against PMC on 21st of March, requesting to close the Malabe private Medical boutique and establishment of standard procedures for the entrance of the Kotalawela medical college. Dr. Jayantha...

Common centre against the private medical colleges

18-03-2016

Common centre against the private medical colleges

As a result of private medical college commenced affiliated to the SAITM, a centre against private medical colleges was made. A media conference was held by participating medical unions, university lecturers, and trade union representatives. The general secretary of the...

Estate workers take to the streets demanding collective agreement

06-03-2016

Estate workers take to the streets demanding collective agreement

Estate workers carried out an agitation in Hatton town yesterday demanding authorities to sign the collective agreement that has been delayed for more than a year and increase their daily wage to Rs.1000. The President of National Trade Union Center (NTUC)...

A complaint filed at corruption control office against the education minister Akila viraj

04-03-2016

A complaint filed at corruption control office against the education minister Akila viraj

A complaint was filed by the Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union at the corruption control office against the granting of appointment on political requirement by the present education minister Akila Viraj. The general secretary of the union comrade Mahinda Jayasinhe revealed...

Mahinda Jayasinghe for TUCC in India

28-02-2016

Mahinda Jayasinghe for TUCC in India

Com. Mahinda Jayasinghe, General Secretary of National Trade Union Center (NTUC), participated at the 9th General Convention of  Trade union Co-ordination Center (TUCC), the trade union section of All India Forward Bloc. Conveying greetings to the Convention that commenced yesterday (26th)...

Ranil will face the same result as Mahinda if he tries to suppress trade unions forcefully- Lal Kantha

27-02-2016

Ranil will face the same result as Mahinda if he tries to suppress trade unions forcefully- Lal Kantha

Comrade Lal Kantha stated that it would be inevitable of rallying the working people for the defeating Ranil quicker than Mahinda, if he tries to suppress the trade unions as street urchin. He expressed these views at a media conference...

Inland Revenue department for privatization- Inland Revenue employees on street

25-02-2016

Inland Revenue department for privatization- Inland Revenue employees on street

  A huge agitation was held in front of the headquarters of the Inland Revenue Department on 23rd of February by the all Inland Revenue employees against the actions taken by the government for the privatization of tax administration. Ajith Pushpakumara...

Nurses at agitation against none providing of agreed demands

25-02-2016

Nurses at agitation against none providing of agreed demands

  An agitation was held in front of the ministry of health on 23rd of February against none providing of solutions for issues, affected for the nurses as the ministry of health decided. The general secretary of the All Ceylon Nurses’...

Condemn the Police attack done over unemployed graduates by the joint government- Graduates National Centre

18-02-2016

Condemn the Police attack done over unemployed graduates by the joint government- Graduates National Centre

Graduates National Centre released a media communiqué condemning the attack done over the agitation of unemployed graduates on 16th of February. The complete communiqué released by the convener of the centre comrade Chandana Sooriyaarachi is depicted. The police attack launched by...

Manpower employees encircle the ministry of electricity

18-02-2016

Manpower employees encircle the ministry of electricity

Huge agitation was held in front of the ministry of electricity board at Pittala junction on 17th of February, protesting against the granting of political appointments without making the manpower employees permanent. Many manpower employees who were not made permanent...

No bogus budget concessions – ICEU educate the public

15-02-2016

No bogus budget concessions – ICEU educate the public

The president of the Inter Company Employees Union comrade Wasantha Samarasighe states that the pledge of the government for granting of Rs2500 became a fake and a huge struggle would be launch for the obtaining of fair salary and against...

4500 manpower employees march for getting permanent

15-02-2016

4500 manpower employees march for getting permanent

  Huge protest agitation and a convention was held on 9th of February, forcing the government to make permanent all the manpower employees employed in Ceylon electricity board as pledged. About4500 manpower employees work Island wide participated for the protest held...

Huge protest against ETCA

13-02-2016

Huge protest against ETCA

Huge march and protest rally was held on 11th of February at the Viharamahadevi park premises, against the India- Lanka trade and service agreement that affect adversely for the future of the country. The protest campaign organized in front of...

Private sector trade unions joint convention

13-02-2016

Private sector trade unions joint convention

  A joint convention with the participation of several trade unions was held at public library on 11th of February, regarding the 7 issues such as defeating of anti- employee acts and regulations, obtaining a salary suitable for living index, obtaining...

Communalization of Malabe private medical college is a conspiracy of the government- Continuous actions till it is closed

04-02-2016

Communalization of Malabe private medical college is a conspiracy of the government- Continuous actions till it is closed

Dr. Jayantha Banda states that Malabe private medical college is a degree boutique and it must be closed without putting the lives of patients at risk. He further states that it was able to defeat the previous 8 attempts of...

A real man who changed the world- Commemoration of Lenin

24-01-2016

A real man who changed the world- Commemoration of Lenin

Lenin is a real great humanitarian who changed the world on behalf of the proletarian class. He was appreciated by the world proletarian class and hatred by the capitalists at once. He talked about almost all subjects. Lenin has discussed...

All rackets in the health service must be stopped

24-01-2016

All rackets in the health service must be stopped

All Ceylon Nurses’ Union states that as the plunder of the organs of the body through surgeries done by the foreign surgeon in Sri Lanka, all rackets conducted in the health service must be stopped. The very union states that...

People rally against the selling of Awissawella hospital

22-01-2016

People rally against the selling of Awissawella hospital

  The co-convener of the people’s campaign for rights of free health, comrade Chandana sooriyaarachchi states that the cancellation of the request made by the police for the discontinuation of the agitation organized at 12 noon on 18th of January against...

Mannaperuma knelt in front of teachers

22-01-2016

Mannaperuma knelt in front of teachers

It is reported that parliamentarian Ajith Mannaperuma apologized from the parents and teachers due to a protest launched against the parliamentarian Mannaperuma who appointed another teacher, removing grade 3 class teacher by using political power at Yakkala Rathanajothi vidyalaya in...

If no solutions within next 2 weeks, trade union actions- Doctors warn

04-01-2016

If no solutions within next 2 weeks, trade union actions- Doctors warn

The general secretary of the All Ceylon Medical Officers’ Union Dr. Jayantha Bandara states that they will launch trade union actions if the rulers fail to intervene for the providing of solutions for the issues escalated continuously in the ministry...

Water employees at strike Island wide- No solutions- Strike tomorrow also

01-01-2016

Water employees at strike Island wide- No solutions- Strike tomorrow also

  Water drainage board employees who commenced protest activities from 26th of December held protest Island wide today (28). Large number of employees participated for the protest held in front of the Rathmalana water drainage board.  The convener of the water...

Water struggle wins- Full Bonus is paid

01-01-2016

Water struggle wins- Full Bonus is paid

  Comrade Upali Rathnayake stated that trade union actions were suspended as the authority pledged to grant the full bonus as a result of trade union actions commenced by the employees from 26th of December due to failure of the granting...

Divinaguma employees’ at an agitation demanding their rights

27-12-2015

Divinaguma employees’ at an agitation demanding their rights

Many employees of Divinaguma department held an agitation on 22nd in front of the Bathtaramulla Sethsiripaya requesting the demands that are as follows, 1. Integration chances that plunder employees’ rights must be amended immediately 2. Release EPF belongs to initial employees 3. The...

Stop suppression done against the trade unions that reveal fraud and corruption

27-12-2015

Stop suppression done against the trade unions that reveal fraud and corruption

The president of the National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal Kantha states that the suppression done against the trade unions and trade union leaders who reveal the fraud and corruption of present government must be stopped and if not, it...

Warm welcome to Ranjan Jayalal from manpower employees who got permanent appointments

21-12-2015

Warm welcome to Ranjan Jayalal from manpower employees who got permanent appointments

Comrade Ranjan Jayalal was warmly welcomed by the CEB 2350 manpower employees who got permanent appointments, in front of the CEB headquarters. On this occasion comrade Ranjan Jayalal stated that they were able to obtain this victory in the presence...

Graduates march against none granting of demands

21-12-2015

Graduates march against none granting of demands

Graduate employees’ union launched a national protest on 18th of December against the slashing done by the budget 2016 presented by the present government and none providing of the solutions as pledged for the graduates professional issues. 11000 graduates belong...

All trade unions must unite against the budget-Lal Kantha states at the united students and working people’s media conference

16-12-2015

All trade unions must unite against the budget-Lal Kantha states at the united students and working people’s media conference

  The president of the National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal Kantha states that all forces must unite to defeat the budget presented by slashing the rights of the state and other working people. He expressed these view at a media...

Medical officers, trade unions, students protest march against the selling of state hospitals and patients for the Malabe SAITM institution

16-12-2015

Medical officers, trade unions, students protest march against the selling of state hospitals and patients for the Malabe SAITM institution

Agitation march was conducted by the education, health trade unions and students’ collectives on 14th of December from the faculty of medicine Colombo to the ministry of health against the conspiracy of the government on selling state hospitals and the...

“Your money to your children” scholarship for students from harbour employees

14-12-2015

“Your money to your children” scholarship for students from harbour employees

“Your money to your children” scholarships granted annually for university students from sea port authority cooperative bank, was held on 11th of December at the public library auditorium Colombo. The president of the All Ceylon Harbour Common Employees’ Union, parliamentarian...

“The true story of the budget”- Gampaha district seminar

13-12-2015

“The true story of the budget”- Gampaha district seminar

  Actions have been taken to hold series of public awareness seminars parallel to the actions taken against the slashing of public servants rights and none providing of demands of public. Accordingly, Gampaha district seminar was held at sanasa hall on...

Eye hospital employees too for the budget protest

13-12-2015

Eye hospital employees too for the budget protest

  Eye hospital employees engaged at an agitation on 11th of December in front of the hospital in parallel to the actions commenced protesting the 2016 budget proposals presented by slashing the rights of the public servants.   

Railway employees’ too at an agitation

13-12-2015

 Railway employees’ too at an agitation

  Railway employees engaged an agitation in front of Maradana railway headquarters on 9th of December according to the protest week published with the actions taken against the slashing of the rights and none providing of the demands of the public...

Casal hospital employees gather for the budget protest

13-12-2015

Casal hospital employees gather for the budget protest

  Hospital employees engaged at an agitation in front of the hospital in parallel to the actions commenced protesting the 2016 budget proposals presented by slashing the rights of the public servants.   

Teachers-principals, students- parents combined media conference against the providing of voucher instead of uniforms

13-12-2015

Teachers-principals, students- parents combined media conference against the providing of voucher instead of uniforms

  Teachers-principals, students-parents combined media conference, protesting the issues rose regarding the providing of voucher instead of uniforms, was held on 9th of  December at CRS hall in Maradana. The president of the National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal kantha also...

If the proposals against for the working people are not taken out, a strike –trade unions decided unanimously

04-12-2015

If the proposals against for the working people are not taken out, a strike –trade unions decided unanimously

  The National Trade Union Centre states that representatives from trade unions gathered on 2nd of December in Colombo decided to take actions to launch huge trade union actions, if the anti-working people proposals presented by the government are not taken...

Teachers’ and parents’ agitation requesting solutions for year 5 scholarship, obstacles from police

04-12-2015

Teachers’ and parents’ agitation requesting solutions for year 5 scholarship, obstacles from police

It is reported that the agitation held against the slashing of year 5 scholarship by the teachers and parents in front of the ministry of education, Isurupaya on 2nd of December, was impeded by using the police. The police have...

Greetings from Sri Lankan working people for the 9th National convention of TUCC of India

04-12-2015

Greetings from Sri Lankan working people for the 9th National convention of TUCC of India

  The president of All Ceylon Harbour Common Employees’ Union, member of political bureau of JVP and parliamentarian comrade Sunil Hadunnethi representing the Sri Lankan working people participated for the 9th convention of Indian TUCC according to the invitation sent to...

Stop the shifting of transport ministry on 4.7 million monthly rentals to Bathtaramulla- railway employees at agitation

04-12-2015

Stop the shifting of transport ministry on 4.7 million monthly rentals to Bathtaramulla- railway employees at agitation

The railway employees engaging an agitation stated that the shifting of the transport ministry situated at a land belongs to the railway department on 4.7 million rupees monthly rental must be stopped promptly. The president of the All Ceylon Railway...

Settle the issues of hotel employees immediately –Employees at agitation

04-12-2015

Settle the issues of hotel employees immediately –Employees at agitation

Hotel employees’ agitation was held in front of the tourism ministry in Colombo on 1st of December, forcing to protect the rights of the employees and solve the issues of the employees. The president of the Hotel Employees Centre attorney...

Defeat the devastating budget proposals

04-12-2015

Defeat the devastating budget proposals

The National Trade Union Centre commenced a 1 million leaflets distribution campaign on 1st of December in front of the fort railway station, protesting the budget proposals presented for the next year by the present government.  The president of the...

Support of Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union for IUSF march

01-12-2015

Support of Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union for IUSF march

  Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union expressing their support joined with the Inter University Students’ Federation protest march commenced on 23rd from Kandy and to be finished on 27th in Colombo on 26th of November. The union provided milk packets for the...

Government statement on high allocation for health is false

01-12-2015

Government statement on high allocation for health is false

All Ceylon Medical Officers’ Union states that although the cabinet co-spokesman told that 3% of GDP would be allocated for the health services from the budget 2016, according to the new budget estimation, expected GDP would be 1.5% for the...

Two weeks are over. If no solutions before 1st of December, Island wide actions

01-12-2015

Two weeks are over. If no solutions before 1st of December, Island wide actions

  Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union states that although 2 weeks are over on 1st of December, for the pledged period by the ministry of education for the providing of solutions for the slashed grade 5 scholarships as a result of the...

Strong trade union actions must be taken to win none provided demands- Lal Kantha

01-12-2015

Strong trade union actions must be taken to win none provided demands- Lal Kantha

Comrade Lal Kantha states that the strong trade union actions taken by the working people to win their demands cannot be stopped by the government as they have been ignored from the present budget. He expressed these views at the...

"Dahadiya Siththama” at Tower tomorrow (24)

23-11-2015

"Dahadiya Siththama” at Tower tomorrow (24)

‘Dahadiya Siththama” (Sweat is a painting) Art festival organized by the Literary Sub-committee of the National Trade Union Center (NTUC) would be held at Tower Hall at Maradana tomorrow (24th) at 2.00 p.m. An announcement released by the President of the...

No response for the demands of the working people from the budget

23-11-2015

No response for the demands of the working people from the budget

The National Trade Union Centre states that instead of carrying out the demands of working people, new slashes have been introduced from the budget presented by the financial minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday. NTUC requested to add all allowances to the...

Harbour employees rally for the 18th convention

23-11-2015

Harbour employees rally for the 18th convention

  The 18th convention of the All Ceylon Harbour Employees’ Common Union was held yesterday at the habour premises under the patronage of the president of the National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal Kantha and the president of All Ceylon Harbour...

Increase scholarships and allowances by lowering the marks- teachers and parents’ agitation

17-11-2015

Increase scholarships and allowances by lowering the marks- teachers and parents’ agitation

Ceylon Teachers’ services union states that actions had been taken to conduct an agitation in front of the education ministry with the participation of the parents to force the government to increase the scholarships and to increase the allowance from...

Reveal the stand of the government regarding the ETF/EPF fund- trade unions request from the prime minister

17-11-2015

Reveal the stand of the government regarding the ETF/EPF fund- trade unions request from the prime minister

The president of the Inter Company Employees’ Union comrade Wasantha Samarasinghe states that the trade unions emphasized the policy of the government must be revealed regarding the combining of  EPF/ETF fund , at a discussion held with the prime minister...

JVP commemorates ‘November Heroes’

15-11-2015

JVP commemorates ‘November Heroes’

The 26th Commemoration of ‘November Heroes’ to pay tribute to fallen heroes of the JVP including its founder Rohana Wijeweera was held at the Open Air Theater in Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo lastday (13th). The large crowd that had gathered despite...

Gampaha NTUC office is opened

05-11-2015

Gampaha NTUC office is opened

  National Trade Union Centre Gampaha district office was declared opened at old Ja-ela road numbered 27/1/1 place. The opening ceremony was done under the patronage of the president of NTUC comrade Lal Kantha and the secretary of the centre, western...

Condemn the brutal attack done on HNDA students by the joined government-ACMOA

05-11-2015

Condemn the brutal attack done on HNDA students by the joined government-ACMOA

All Ceylon Medical Officers’ Union states that they vehemently condemn the brutal attack done on HNDA students who marched in hope of winning their demands yesterday (29) by the present joined government and the union questions whether the Maithree-Ranil government...

One million leaflets are distributed by the NTCU

05-11-2015

One million leaflets are distributed by the NTCU

  The first step of the distribution of one million leaflets to educate the public and to force the government for the winning of demands of public, private and estate sector working people was commenced under the leadership of National Trade...

Sri Lanka Transport Board trade unions for joint actions

29-10-2015

Sri Lanka Transport Board trade unions for joint actions

The president of the trade union alliance for SLTB protection, comrade Sepala Liyanage states that all trade unions agreed for joint trade union actions to get solved the issues confronted by the employees at present and institutions issues. He stated...

18 convention of Railway common employees’ union is held

29-10-2015

18 convention of Railway common employees’ union is held

The 18th convention of All Ceylon Railway Employees ‘Common Union was held with the participation of the president of the National Trade Union Centre comrade Lal Kantha at the auditorium of railway headquarters. The general secretary of All Ceylon Trade...

A complaint made against not providing the EDCS institution for the director board, to the human rights commission

21-10-2015

A complaint made against not providing the EDCS institution for the director board, to the human rights commission

The director board made a complaint at human right commission under HRC/3650/15 on 19th against the snatching of the rights of 16000 of its members, and not providing the administration for the membership director board. The president of the director...

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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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