CEB unions call off strike

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Trade Unions decided to call off their strike action after discussions with relevant authorities LAST evening, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.

The Unions had decided to call off the strike following an agreement with the Ministry officials for a salary increase.

Accordingly, the CEB management had agreed to a 13 percent salary increase for electrical superintendents and control room operators,10 percent increase for those employed in the non-engineering sectors and 08 per cent increase for casual workers.

The Unions had held a more than five hour long discussion with the Labour Minister and CEB management last evening before arriving at the decision to end the strike.

A spokesman for the Unions said that officials had agreed to several other demands as well, including a separate grade for technical service.

The Union’s launched the strike on September 12 over several demands including the revision of the salary ratio from 1:6 to 1:9.

However,there were no major power interruptions during the period.But, people in some areas were inconvenienced as the workers on strike had refused to carry out repair work.

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