President meets SLFP Trade Union Federation

The problem of loss of pension rights of those public servants who have been appointed after January 1, 2016, would be looked into, President Maithripala Sirisena assured the SLFP Trade Union Federation.

President Sirisena met the SLFP Trade Union Federation at the Presidential Secretariat on Wednesday, to discuss problems faced by the public sector, including the railway, education, health and labour sectors.

The President also focused attention on several other issues presented by the trade union including the problem of implementing a common programme to make casual, substitute and temporary employees who have served more than 180 days in the public service, permanent employees.

The implementation of a general rule of law regarding the requirement for public officers to pass the Level II Examination for Official Languages Proficiency, was also discussed at the meeting.

The President said he is taking all possible steps to address these issues.

President Sirisena while advising all trade union representatives to forward their problems and ideas and suggestions relevant to the issues in writing to him promptly, said he will direct them to the relevant ministries and look into the next steps.

Parliamentarian Mahinda Amaraweera, SLFP trade union secretary Lasantha Alagiyawanna and vice secretary Weerakumara Dissanayaka, along with nearly 40 representatives of the union, including the SLFP Trade Union Federation General Secretary Roy de Mel attended the meeting.

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