A protest campaign will be launched at noon today across the country by a number of trade unions based on several demands including a salary hike.
Several unions in the railway, postal, health and administrative service sectors are due to take part in today’s struggle.
They demand the government to ensure a respectable state service, increasing the salaries by Rs.10,000 while the decision to increase the age of retirement to 65 years to be scrapped.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Chairman of the Government Nursing Officers’ Association Saman Rathnapriya said the government has not provided any relief or salary increases through the 2022 Budget.
He said development officers and Grama Niladhari officers will also be part of it.
Saman Rathnapriya said the workers should be duly compensated for the work they carry out.
He said the Secretary of Home Affairs had issued a circular to silence the state sector workers.
Rathnapriya said the government should stop resorting to such measures and instead focus on addressing the issues of the family.
He said if the government fails to fulfill the demands, they are prepared to intensify the struggle.