Postal services at a standstill

Published : 8:55 am  June 14, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Thilanka Kanakarathna  
Postal services countrywide were affected today by the 48-hour token strike launched by members of the United Postal Trade Union Front, Post Master General Rohana Abeyratne said.   He said the work stoppage had affected the entire postal system including the ‘Speed Post’ courier service.  DM_20170614_A001-9


“The token strike has paralyzed the entire postal service. Only staff officers reported for duty. On the previous day we issued a circular cancelling all leave. We will take disciplinary action later,” the PMG said.  

The union launched a 48-hour token strike over several demands.  

Union’s president Chinthaka Bandara said some 21,000 postal employees attached to 640 post offices, 3,410 sub post offices and some 100 control offices participated in the work stoppage.  

Mr. Bandara said the first day of the token strike was a success and vowed to continue the strike if their demands were not met.