CEB employees threaten aftershocks against higher pay hike for management

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) employees threatened to strike demanding a salary hike, if salaries of the management are to be increased by 60 to 70%. Electricity Board Employees' Union Spokesman Ranjan Jayalal said, the unions agreed to a 25% salary increase for all employees, including the top management.

“The Government announced a 25% pay hike for employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB). We are satisfied with it, as it was for all employees who have been awaiting an increment since 2006,” he said.
“We came to an agreement that 25% will be paid this year, and the remaining 20% to be paid in January 2013. If the Government approves a higher increment for the top management, it would be unfair by other CEB employees. If that happens, they would resort to trade union action for the 45% hike they demanded earlier,” he said.

He said there are about 16,000 employees at the CEB, of whom about 1,200 are in senior management positions. On January 18, CEB employees gathered at the CEB headquarters in Sir Chittampalam Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo2, demanding the pay hike.

Prior to the 25% salary increment, CEB employees threatened to launch a countrywide strike and work-to-rule until their demands were met; this included not attending to any breakdowns and repairs after the required hours of work. They also warned of an island-wide blackout, if the Government failed to provide the increments. Attempts to get an official comment from the Power & Energy Ministry Secretary failed.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
Other News Articles
Oil imports: Lanka in major diplomatic dilemma
Islamic missionaries told to declare nature of their visit
Eastern PC wants police, land powers
Balance US$ 800 ml. IMF loan poses problem for Govt.
Spot fines, jail terms for mosquito breeders
We were scared we would be eaten by fellow prisoners: Trawler skipper
Military parade, religious ceremonies, Deyata Kirula herald Independence Day at Anuradhapura
Right of lawyers to represent clients in Police custody to be Gazetted
Motorcyclist involved in fatal accident has conviction, 10-month RI overturned
CEB employees threaten aftershocks against higher pay hike for management
Armed pro-Govt groups hijack Black January protest with ‘Police protection’
News in brief
3 to 5 children raped daily
Peradeniya fresher allegedly stripped, hung from a beam and sexually abused
Maldivian govt., opposition at loggerheads, seek UN, C’wealth intervention
Clinical trials on safety of drugs with animals and humans as ‘guinea pigs’
Major credit card scam busted
Prison clash fuelled by guards, probe reveals
Real estate buyers landed with bogus deeds, fraudulent transactions
UNP: State land goes willy nilly sans tenders and transparency
Fiery death for four mourners
Navy nabs 4 ex-Sea Tigers swimming to Mannar
When and why high-profile investigations fail
Clouds of dust


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 1996 - 2012 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved | Site best viewed in IE ver 8.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution