Tagged with Strikes

Confiscate Properties of the TU Leaders and even Strikers

DISCOURAGING UNCONSCIONABLE STRIKES (Original Title, Daily Mirror) The citizens of this country are utterly disappointed by the government’s pusillanimous responses to the profusion of unconscionable strikes that are called by various groups that cause immense inconvenience and hardship, loss of time and money, and even deprivation of life and limb of fellow citizens. The timing … Continue reading

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Spare the patients

Daily News Editorial The GMOA has bared its fangs again. Its members are all set to down their stethoscopes on Friday if the government fails to meet 10 demands put forward by the government doctors. One of the demands relates to the school admission for 89 children of GMOA members. Another relates to failure by … Continue reading

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Today’s Miscellany

No bus strike: 12.5% hike accepted; Min fare Rs.12 (Daily Mirror) Following the discussions with Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva this evening, the All Ceylon Private Bus Association (ACPBA) decided to cancel its scheduled strike, which was scheduled to start midnight today.Speaking to the Daily Mirror ACPBA Secretary Anjana Priyanjith said the bus associations … Continue reading

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Worker rights vs people’s rights

A strike is considered successful if maximum number of patients suffered… Commuters took engine drivers to task not because they were against the strikers’ demands, but they were high and dry due to the strike at an hour when the bus services were also fast sagging. Who can contest these demands? At the same time … Continue reading

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