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CBEU gets injunction against Seylan


The Ceylon Bank Employees’ Union (CBEU) secured an interim injunction against Seylan Bank and its Chairman, Dr Lalith Kotelawala from influencing staff against joining the CBEU’s branch union in Seylan, according to a CBEU official.

“We went to District Court (Colombo) on 10th November against Seylan and Dr Kotelawala requesting them to stop influencing staff in any manner against joining CBEU Seylan Branch,” M. Sukumaran, CBEU General Secretary told The Sunday Times FT.

The court issued the injunction until the case is over. He said the services of Mahinda Jayaweera, a Seylan employee, who was instrumental in starting the CBEU Seylan Branch was terminated by the bank. Dr Kotelawala had produced a video saying that he does not want any unions in the bank except the Seylan Bank Union (SBU) while other senior managers at Seylan had sent letters asking the members to be loyal to SBU – all of which are unlawful under Section 32 of the Industrial Labour Act.
He added that the case is fixed for trial on November 24.

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