Tagged with Strikes

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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Striking the poor and the downtrodden

Daily Mirror Editorial When the famous American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow inspired people to persevere by “striking with all your might while the iron is hot”, he would not even had a nightmare of how some Sri Lankan trade unions would strike with all their might. At peak time on Wednesday — when tens of … Continue reading

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The Hipocratic Hypocrites: Cancel their registration

A B Sosa, Air Vice Marshal (Retired)  (Island) The Government Medical Officers Association [GMOA] is on a collision course with the democratically elected President and Parliament for the reason that those young persons who have completed their course of studies at the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine [SAITM] will be a threat to … Continue reading

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