The Sri Lanka Government Officers’ Trade Union Association says all state workers will engage in an indefinite trade union action if the government fails to provide a Rs.10,000 allowance and address other demands.
Chairman of the Association Sumith Kodikara speaking during a protest in Kandy said today’s demonstration is one step towards trade union action.
Kodikara called for a Rs.10,000 allowance to be granted through the 2022 Budget in order to reduce the burden on the public and state workers.
He called for the circular issued by the State Ministry of Home Affairs preventing state workers from expressing their views on social media to be withdrawn.
Kodikara also called for the recent statement by the Minister of Finance who claimed state workers are a burden to the country to be retracted and also called for the decision to increase the retirement age to 65 to be abolished.