Sri Lanka university lecturers warn of union action if government fails to provide solutions in budget

Oct 16, Colombo: University lecturers in Sri Lanka have warned of severe trade union action if the government fails to grant the due salary increase in the 2012 budget proposals.

The Federation of the University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) has said that the university academics’ request should be included in the budget proposals.

FUTA Spokesperson Dr. Mahim Mendis has said the proposals made so far by the government were temporary and that the permanent solution needed to be included in the budget proposals.

He has warned of serious repercussions in the event the government neglects the salary issue of the university lecturers at the 2012 budget.

The FUTA has already resorted to several trade union actions this year demanding a salary hike.

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