Trade unions warn that a joint strike action involving fuel, power and port unions will be carried out if efforts taken to sell national resources is not halted.
The Chief Secretary of the Jathika Seveka Sangamaya of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation Ranjan Jayalal said a joint union action will be a last resort adding that responsible officials will initially be informed of their efforts.
Jayalal speaking to media after calling on the Chief Prelates last evening said they have had to take the lead in safeguarding state resources and requested all citizens to intervene to bring an end to the government’s efforts to sell assets.
He noted that resorting to union action will result in the public being inconvenienced and burdened as three key services will be disrupted.
Jayalal also claimed that leaders of powerful nations have had to bow to the will of the people.
President of the Port General Workers Union Prasanna Kalutarage said they are in the initial stages of a union action adding they are at present creating awareness.
Kalutarage said religious leaders, political parties, multinational organisations, civil organisations and university students will be educated of their efforts.
He noted that failure by authorities will result in protests adding the government should be held responsible for any inconvenience.