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Teachers’ union still undecided about joining Oct. 7 strike

Studying Cabinet Sub-Committee suggestions:

Ceylon Teachers’ Union General Secretary Joseph Stalin said their trade union has not taken a decision yet to recommence the strike again considering the report of the Cabinet Sub-Committee.

He told the Daily News that their union will decide whether to take part in the five-day strike scheduled to be held from October 7 by certain teachers’ and principals’ trade unions.

A Cabinet Sub-Committee appointed to look into the demands of teacher trade unions has suggested that the government teachers’ service be made a closed service and that salary anomalies should be rectified.

Stalin said they would consider this positive move from the authorities and ascertain whether there is any need to take to trade union action.

“We are paying attention to the Cabinet Sub-Committee’s report and have not yet decided whether to support the five-day strike planned from October 7,” he said.

The Ministerial Sub-Committee appointed to look into the strike actions launched by different state sector trade unions had special discussions with the union members during the last few days, including the teachers’ and principals’ trade unions and railway trade unions, prior to submitting its report.

Several teacher trade unions launched a two-day strike last Wednesday and Friday demanding that authorities rectify their salary anomalies.

Schools islandwide were hampered by this sudden strike launched by teachers’ and principals’ unions.

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