The Railway Station Masters Association has decided to withdraw from operating in areas where signalling systems are deemed unsafe.
Speaking to media in Colombo today, Chairman of the Association, Sumedha Somaratne said the Railway Department has failed to maintain efficient signalling systems in many parts of the country, adding more than 50% of the signalling system are damaged causing a majority of train delays.
He commented that such damaged systems would endanger the lives of commuters as well.
Somaratne also pointed out that the Association will launch an island-wide work to rule campaign on Monday, due to several inconveniences when carrying out their duties.
Chairman Somaratne said the Sri Lanka Railways has become so inefficient that they are replacing broken rail gates by removing parts of functioning rail gates.
Somaratne said they will engage in a trade union action demanding to resume promotions of station masters, and an update to recruitment policies.
He noted that all union members will stage a strike after the 26th of December if these concerns are not resolved.