Minister requests trade unions to postpone postal strike until Friday

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Minister of Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs M H A Haleem has requested the postal trade unions to postpone their strike until Friday.

The Minister says that steps have been taken to address the issues that have led to the strike.

Postal trade unions have launched a two-day token strike from 4 pm Tuesday (16) demanding the government to find solutions to the issues raised due to the 6/2016 circular.

Speaking at a media briefing held in Kandy yesterday, Minister Haleem said a cabinet paper was presented to the Cabinet stating that the issues should be discussed.

He said the Cabinet will meet at 6 pm on Friday and these issues will definitely be discussed.

“I believe this problem can be solved then,” the Minister said requesting the trade unions to quit their trade union activities and report back to the service.

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