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CEB wants direct dialogue over salary anomalies
By Arthur Wamanan
Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) trade unions said they were yet open for negotiations with officials of the Salaries and Cadre Commission or any other relevant body on their salary anomaly issue.
“A trade union action will be decided if the relevant officials turn a blind eye to our request,” warned the Electricity Board Trade Union Alliance (EBTUA).
Salaries and Cadre Commission recently proposed a 15% salary increment for CEB employees. EBTUA convener, Ananda Nimalaratne told The Nation that they were not ready to accept the increase till the Commission opened a direct dialogue with the union.
“We have requested for a 45% increment because we were not given an increase for the past three years. It is unfair to increase only 15% when public sector salaries were increased by 5% last year and 10% this year,” he pointed out. “We are open for discussions with anyone handling our salary issues. Then only we can come to an agreement. However, we will resort to trade union actions if our demands are not met,” he said.