Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Railway Trade Unions To Launch A 48 Hour Island Wide Strike From Midnight Tonight

The Professional Railway Trade Union Alliance(PRTUA) consists with 11 Railway Trade Unions is due to launch a 48 hour Island Wide Railway Strike from midnight tonight by demanding solutions for few of their demands including the increasing of the wages.

According to the Railways Department  night mail trains to Palali,Trincomalee,Badulla and Baticaloe as well as   passenger trains from Colombo to the  outstations and vice versa  have been  cancelled  from midnight tonight due to the strike.

All Railway Professionals including locomotive engineers,station masters ,station guards and controllers are due to participate this 48 hour strike action the Professional RailwayTrade Union Alliance has said.The major demand of the PRTUA is increasing the basic salary of their professionals from Rs.15,005 to Rs.16,350,

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