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Sri Lanka Garment workers in Sri Lanka attacked by employer [IndustriALL] 15-02-2024

Sri Lanka Health unions strike despite Finance Ministry assurances [The Daily News] 14-02-2024

Sri Lanka Health trade unions to resume strike as talks fail [Adadarana] 12-02-2024

Sri Lanka Health unions issue ultimatum to govt. to resolve salary anomaly by end of month [The Island] 31-01-2024

Sri Lanka Media, Civil Society and Trade Union Collective calls for defeating repressive laws [The Island] 22-01-2024

Sri Lanka University non-academic workers stage token strike [The Island Online] 19-01-2024

Sri Lanka Hospital services left crippled as 72 trade unions launch strike [Adadarana] 16-01-2024

Sri Lanka All health workers, except doctors, to launch island-wide strike next week [Adadarana] 13-01-2024

Sri Lanka Ten health sector unions launch two-day strike [The Island] 11-01-2024

Sri Lanka Soldiers sent to key hospitals as health workers strike [Reuters] 11-01-2024


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Garment workers in Sri Lanka attacked by employer 2024-02-15 [IndustriALL]

Health unions strike despite Finance Ministry assurances 2024-02-14 [The Daily News]

Health trade unions to resume strike as talks fail 2024-02-12 [Adadarana]

Health trade unions’ strike continues for second day straight 2024-02-02 [Adadarana]

Health workers decide to call off strike from tomorrow 2024-02-02 [Newswire]

Health sector trade unions to launch strike tomorrow 2024-01-31 [Adadarana]

Health unions issue ultimatum to govt. to resolve salary anomaly by end of month 2024-01-31 [The Island]

Govt. should not clash with trade unions: PM 2024-01-23 [The Financial Times]

Media, Civil Society and Trade Union Collective calls for defeating repressive laws 2024-01-22 [The Island]

University non-academic workers stage token strike 2024-01-19 [The Island Online]

Health sector strike to resume 1st February 2024-01-19 [The Island]

Hospital services left crippled as 72 trade unions launch strike 2024-01-16 [Adadarana]

DAT allowance dispute: 72 health sector unions launch indefinite strike today. 2024-01-16 [The Island]

GMOA opposes health sector trade unions’ strikes; Nurses not to join planned strike 2024-01-15 [Adadarana]

All health workers, except doctors, to launch island-wide strike next week 2024-01-13 [Adadarana]

Soldiers sent to key hospitals as health workers 2024-01-12 [Arab News]

Soldiers sent to key hospitals as health workers strike 2024-01-11 [Reuters]

Ten health sector unions launch two-day strike 2024-01-11 [The Island]

Govt plans for unified social security system for entire labour force 2024-01-11 [The Daily News]

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Protestors to be suspended 2024-01-07 [LankaWeb]

Postal workers’ strike continues 2023-12-11 [News First]

Sri Lanka tech workers demand pay in dollars or euros after rupee crashes 2023-11-27 [Rest of World]

Israel Thousands of Sri Lankan workers set to depart for Israel despite war 2023-11-23 [Reuters]

Over 11,000 expressway employees on token strike today 2023-11-22 [Adadarana]

Women led unions demand consultations on labour law reforms 2023-11-07 [The Financial Times]

Postal workers to go on a token strike tonight 2023-11-07 [ADA]

Women-led unions urge consultations ahead of labour reforms 2023-11-05 [Just Style]

Pakistan Les jeunes leaders appellent à des syndicats inclusifs 2023-10-10 [IndustriALL]

Pakistan Young leaders call for inclusive unions 2023-10-10 [IndustriALL]

Global unions oppose attempts to slash labor rights in Sri Lanka 2023-09-08 [PSI]

PA commends Govt, Trade Union support for ‘Revenue Share Model’ 2023-09-04 [The Daily News]

Unions protest against government�s anti-worker decisions 2023-09-02 [IndustriALL]

Global union community demand respect for the labour rights of workers 2023-08-30 [EI]

Global unions oppose law that seeks to curtail labour rights 2023-08-30 [BWI]

Govt increased fuel prices to please Sinopec-trade unionist 2023-08-07 [The Island]

Global Statement on the crisis faced by garment workers in Sri Lanka 2023-08-04 [Clean Clothes Campaign]

Journalist assaulted and detained at protest 2023-08-01 [IFJ]

Sri Lanka: Massive protest in Columbo against government unfavourable labour law reforms 2023-07-28 [WFTU]

Trade unions and civil organizations up-dated about truth commission 2023-07-27 [The Island]

Unions protest government?s debt restructuring and labour law changes 2023-07-26 [IndustriALL]

Labour law reforms: For whom? 2023-07-25 [The Island]

Healthcare sector is experiencing a migration wave 2023-07-24 [Himal]

Precarity and Protest in Neoliberal Sri Lanka 2023-06-28 [Asian Labour Review]

Attack on trade union rights in Sri Lanka 2023-06-03 [IndustriALL]

Labour Ministry issues clarification on NLAC appointments 2023-06-02 [Newswire]

Exclusion of women from National Labour Advisory Council comes under fire 2023-05-29 [The Financial Times]

Private bus owners threaten strike action unless random emission test stop 2023-05-23 [The Island]

Factory workers out of Labour Council 2023-05-21 [The Sunday Times]

Strike if justice is not served to CCA members beaten up when checking for hoarded eggs 2023-05-10 [The Island]

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This month in labour history


3-02-1998 600,000 Sri Lankan plantation workers begin a wage strike bringing the economy to a halt. [more]

13-02-1998 After 10 days on strike 600,000 plantation workers win a wage increase and return to work. [more]