Jan 18, 2018

CEB workers on continuous strike after police assault

The CEB Workers Unions Alliance will launch a continuous strike from 9.99 am today, in protest of the assault on them yesterday, during their protest campaign.

The CEB unions launched a strike action yesterday in protest of the attempts made by the authorities to legitimise the salary increments of a handful of CEB workers.

The striking CEB workers had entered the CEB head office and taken the Chairman into their custody, while the Riot Police and the STF personnel had to intervene and have the Chairman released from their captivity.

However, according to the Media Spokesman of the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry, Sulakshana Jayawardena, the CEB workers had not informed the ministry of a continuous strike so far.