'Anywhere there are transport workers, we'll be there'

Today's labour news

ITF calls on Sri Lankan government to release Ukrainian seafarer after three years of detention 2019-07-10 [ITF]

'Anywhere there are transport workers, we'll be there' 2019-06-18 [ITF]

Journalist faces charge over article 2019-06-18 [IFJ]

Sri Lankan unions oppose oppressive new laws 2019-05-07 [IndustriALL]

Unions pay silent tribute to labour in shattered capital 2019-05-05 [The Sunday Times]

BWI Statement on the Attacks in Sri Lanka 2019-04-23 [BWI]

Ontario OPSEU’s leadership condemns cowardly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka 2019-04-22 [OPSEU]

Sri Lanka: Solidarity Center Condemns Despicable Bombings For more info 2019-04-22 [Solidarity Center]

ITF statement on the terrorist attacks 2019-04-22 [ITF]

Private bus strikers admit to their failure 2019-04-11 [Hiru]

GMOA and Damodara doctors to teach Chief Minister a lesson or two 2019-03-31 [News First]

Union busting tactics, media workers fired for forming house union 2019-03-20 [IFJ]

Teacher unions demand less admin work, salary equity 2019-03-17 [The Sunday Times]

RPCs reject fresh revisions to new Collective Agreement 2019-02-09 [The Financial Times]

Strike strands 6,000 containers in port, push up food prices 2019-02-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Estate worker's daily wage increased by Rs 200, to Rs 700 2019-01-27 [The Sunday Times]

Tea estate workers strike again demanding Rs. 1000 daily wage 2019-01-27 [The Colombo Page]

Estate workers on strike again 2019-01-23 [Aadaderana]

Sri Lanka Garment Workers Stand Up for Rights For more info 2019-01-22 [Solidarity Center]

Rubber glove workers in Sri Lanka protest unjust terminations 2019-01-19 [IndustriALL]

Rubber glove workers in Sri Lanka protest unjust terminations 2019-01-18 [IndustriALL]

Plantation workers’ wage issue : Talks on Collective Agreement to resume 2019-01-06 [The Observer]

Plantations ring in New Year with ray of hope 2019-01-01 [The Financial Times]

Hunger strike suspended 2018-12-23 [The Observer]

CWC workers extend strike to third week 2018-12-18 [The Financial Times]

Political group threatens Sri Lanka’s state-owned media 2018-12-18 [IFJ]

Planters claim death threats, refuse direct negotiations with unions 2018-12-12 [The Daily Front Page]

Estate sector workers to end strike from today after President's intervention 2018-12-12 [The Colombo Page]

Estate Workers continue strike for the 5th day; Conflicts among Trade Unions 2018-12-08 [Hiru]

Plantation worker strike over higher wages continues 2018-12-06 [The Financial Times]

A s estate workers strike, the operation of tea factories impacted 2018-12-04 [Hiru]

Press freedom and journalist safety under threat 2018-11-23 [IFJ]

Concerns for media safety in Sri Lanka amid political crisis 2018-10-31 [IFJ]

Foreign journalist intimidated over report 2018-10-25 [IFJ]

Stop union busting at world’s biggest hanger company 2018-08-30 [IndustriALL]

Railway workers suspend strike scheduled for tomorrow 2018-08-28 [The Times]

Special Public Sector Salaries Commission holds maiden meeting 2018-08-27 [The Times]

Railway unions' plan to launch a strike is not justifiable - Minister 2018-08-26 [The Colombo Page]

President appoints special commission to settle public sector salary anomalies 2018-08-22 [The Times]

Train fare hike to pacify Railway workers 2018-08-20 [The Times]

Heavy fines in play despite bus driver agitation 2018-08-19 [The Times]

Mixed results for bus strike 2018-08-17 [The Financial Times]

Bus strike continues 2018-08-17 [Daily Mirror]

A bus union to launch a strike from midnight 2018-08-15 [Hiru]

Trade unions stirred by proposed EPF reforms 2018-08-12 [The Sunday Times]

Railway strike causes losses over Rs. 70mn 2018-08-12 [News First]

Mangala resolute against strikers 2018-08-11 [The Financial Times]

Railway strike : Unions adamant to continue strike 2018-08-11 [Hiru]

Transport sector faces crisis as train strike continues into third day 2018-08-10 [China.org]

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This month in labour history

15-07-1980 Almost half a million workers strike over rising costs and stagnant wages. 40,000 are fired by the government. [more]