Sri Lanka to sack postal workers if strike continues

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan government issued an ultimatum to striking postal workers Monday, ordering them to return to work immediately or lose their jobs.

Postmaster General D.L.P. Rohana Abeyaratne said in a statement those who do not return to work by Tuesday would be considered to have vacated their posts.

All leave of postal workers has been cancelled, he said.

Post masters in charge of post offices can get the support of the police to reopen their offices, he said.

The more than week-long strike over pay and administrative issues has crippled postal services throughout the island.
(COLOMBO, June 18, 2018)


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