Sri Lanka Marxist JVP affiliated trade unions to back university teachers

June 16, Colombo: Samantha Koralearachchi, the Convener of the Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated National Trade Union Center (NTUC) said they met today (16) to make a strong demand to the government to resolve demands of the university academics.

NTUC claims it comprises 366 trade unions.

Samantha Koralearachchi said that the NTUC would initiate stern trade union action unless the government would not change the attitude of trading allegations against the university teachers instead of solving their problems.

Sri Lanka’s university academics have taken union action demanding the salary hike reportedly promised to them by the government last year.

According to the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA), the government has failed to honor its pledge of granting the raise.

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