Government workers demand salary increase
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 03 November 2004, 11:39 GMT]
Hundreds of Government workers under the "Committee For Salary Increase Of The Public Services" banner today held a protest demonstration at Lipton Square in Colombo against to United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government's economic policy and demanding increase in government workers salary, sources in Colombo said.
Demonstrator carried placards that said, "Increase Government workers salary by a minimum of Rs. 5000 ($50) and shouted slogans demanding reduction in prices for essential goods.
Demonstrated join together started protest march at 12 noon.
More than twenty government and public sector union leaders and members participated salary-increasing protest.