Railway strike continues to cripple train services

[TamilNet, Saturday, 04 October 2003, 17:18 GMT]
The United Alliance of Railway Trade Unions (UARTU) said Saturday that it would continue its strike, which was originally launched for forty-eight hours with out a break till their demands are met. Meanwhile entire train services in the island have ground to a halt since Tuesday midnight.

The two-hour's discussion held Saturday evening between UARTU representatives and Transport Ministry officials to find a settlement ended without a consensus, each side accusing the other side for the failure, railway sources said.

Railway Authority Chairman Mr.Hemachandra Manatunge said an agreement has been reached with the UARTU delegation at the Saturday discussion but the delegation had refused to give a written assurance that it would suspend their strike till the end of this month enabling the railway authority to implement the decisions agreed upon, sources said.

Mr.Manathunge further said he would not implement the decisions agreed at the conference held Saturday until a written assurance is submitted by the UARTU.

However UARTU spokesman Mr.Sampath Rajitha said that at the discussion held Saturday ministry officials did not agree for a salary increase and other vital demands of the alliance. Hence the UARTU decided to continue the strike, sources said

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.06.18 16:24   Photo
Jaffna Tamil fishers mobilise against southern poaching, expose conduct of SL police
20.06.18 11:52  
Wigneswaran's secretary accuses SL Presidential Secretariat of dodging land release in North
19.06.18 18:33   Photo
SL military stationed in 6,275 acres of public and private lands in Vaakarai, Batticaloa
18.06.18 23:05  
Occupying SL Police in Jaffna again blamed for dodging action on criminal policemen
17.06.18 23:51   Photo
SL policemen fire to kill Tamil man at Church premises in Mallaakam, Jaffna
16.06.18 20:31  
US naval, seismic partnerships with genocidal Sri Lanka bring miseries to Eezham Tamils in Trincomalee
15.06.18 21:07   Photo
Swiss ruling, a precedent-setting victory for Right of Self-Determination oriented freedom fighters
14.06.18 20:03  
Only an international investigation would establish truth on enforced disappeared
13.06.18 22:37   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala military-led industrialisation of KKS exploiting geopolitics
12.06.18 19:49   Photo
Mannaar mass grave could be from early 1990s, shocking details emerge
11.06.18 14:38  
Sirisena yet to revoke Gazette notification of Colombo's seizure of Champoor lands
10.06.18 19:14  
Tamil families caught in dilemma of transferring lands in Seruvila, Trincomalee
09.06.18 19:04  
SL military attempts to rout out Tamil shop owners in Ampaa'rai village
08.06.18 18:17  
131 Sinhala Buddhist installations crop up in North after 2009: NPC
07.06.18 13:56   Photo
Encroaching Sinhala monk receives official recognition from SL Archaeology Department
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=10038