Parliament approves two more labour bills

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 January 2003, 13:15 GMT]
Two more labour bills, the Termination of Employment of Workmen (Special Provisions (Amendment) Bill and Industrial Disputes (Hearing and determination of Proceedings Special Provisions Bill were adopted in parliament Wednesday with a majority for 47 votes and 53 respectively.

The ruling party members and Parliamentarians of Tamil political parties represented in parliament voted for the bill and the opposition, People’s Alliance and JVP voted against, parliamentary sources said.

Meanwhile, the parliamentary proceedings were interrupted eight times Wednesday due to power failure. The Speaker Mr.Joseph Michael Perera instructed the authorities to conduct an investigation into the frequent power failure.

UNF parliamentarian Mr.Sarachandra Rajakaruna brought to the notice of the Speaker that the parliament building has been modernized at a cost fifty million rupees."Hence we still experience power failures and other shortcomings. We request the Speaker to order an inquiry to ensure whether the modernization programme was executed properly," said Mr. Rajakaruna speaking at the adjournment time, sources said.

 

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