COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Several unions have announced a massive trade union action today against the recent tax revision.
Unions have claimed that the recent tax hike has further burdened the people who are struggling to carry out their daily lives with the soaring cost of living.
Accordingly, they demand an immediate reversal of the, what they term as the ‘unfair tax increase’.
Demonstrations and strikes will be launched by several unions attached to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the Ceylon Electricity Board today.
Furthermore, the Government Medical Officers’ Association will also engage in a 24-hour token strike today.
The token strike will get underway at 8am tomorrow at all hospitals.
The decision was reached at a Central Committee meeting of the GMOA yesterday.
The GMOA however noted that essential medical services including operations at children’s hospitals, maternity hospitals and the cancer hospital will continue unhindered.
The GMOA Central Committee is protesting the recent tax revision. It claimed that several other health unions will also join the strike demanding the government withdraw the recent tax revision.