Chief Secretary of the All Ceylon General Port Employees Union Niroshan Gorakanage says trade unions will commence a struggle to protect 13 acres of land owned by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.
He claimed attempts are underway to sell the relevant plot of land and privatise several services of the Ports Authority.
Gorakanage said attempts are being made to sign the relevant agreement adding however that trade unions will not allow it.
He claimed attempts are being made to bribe workers mentally, by using arrears.
He urged the Energy Minister to refrain from engaging in such activity, adding that trade unions will not allow the land to be sold or for the services to be handed to a Chinese firm.
He said all port employees will join the struggle, and urged the Minister to settle all arrears.