Friday, 24th September 2021

Month long strike ended by University non-academic staff, joining work on Monday

Colombo, Oct 12 (BAN/ AD): Friday evening the non-academic staff across state universities in the country have called month long strike following an agreement with the authorities to resolve the salary anomalies of university employees within a month.

The 31 day long strike was called off after a cabinet decision to resolve the issue was taken. An agreement was signed Friday evening between the Higher Education Ministry, the University Grants Commission and the University Trade Union Alliance.

As per agreement the trade union will end 31 day long strike from Saturday and all employees will report to work from Monday (14) and normal functions at state universities will be resumed. Two cabinet papers were presented to resolve this issue, and the employees rejected the original cabinet paper and continued to engage in trade union action. The non-academic staff has reportedly agreed to the second cabinet paper.

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