Several public servants’ unions are to report sick leave today as the beginning of a trade union action demanding a salary increase of Rs. 10,000.
Convener of the United Postal Union Chinthaka Bandara has told the media that all post offices in the country will be closed due to the strike.
Meanwhile, trade unions affiliated to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, the Ports Authority and the Ceylon Electricity Board are planing to held a protest in Colombo today against the sale of national resources.
In addition, 16 health trade unions, including nurses, paramedics and paramedics, have launched a trade union action at the provincial level over seven demands, including pay anomalies. All hospitals in the North Western Province and the Uva Province have launched a 24 hour strike from 7 am today.