The Railway Trade Union Alliance has decided to commence a 24-hour one-day strike at midnight tomorrow (5).
The strike is being carried out against the government’s failure to step down despite repeated calls by the people.
Secretary of the Railway Technical Services Trade Union Committee Sampath Rajitha speaking to NewsRadio said all trade unions attached to Sri Lanka Railways will withdraw from services.
Rajitha said the government put public lives in jeopardy, paved the way for the public to live in hunger, and generated public anger through their actions.
He noted that trade unions of all sectors will join the strike action on Friday, the 6th of May.
Therefore, Rajitha said all unions are demanding the resignation of the President and the government and highlighted the need for a change in governance structure.
He said the current economic conditions are not favourable adding that the unions will grant the government 24-hours to step down.
He said the unions of all sectors will then launch an indefinite strike action from the 11th.