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19 Jun 2019 | 01:52 AM UTC

Sri Lanka: Railway workers hold strike June 19-20

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Railway unions announce 48-hour strike on June 19-20; significant rail transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Colombo). COUNTRY/REGION Sri Lanka

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Several railway unions announced a 48-hour strike will be in effect for Wednesday, June 19, and Thursday, June 20. According to the Railway Station Masters' Association, the strike is over salary anomalies and will include drivers, controllers, guards, and stationmasters. The work stoppage was scheduled to begin at 00:00 (local time) on Wednesday. Significant rail transportation disruptions are expected for the duration of the strike along with crowded conditions and residual delays in the following days. 


Individuals in Sri Lanka are advised to monitor the situation, seek alternate modes of transportation, and anticipate disruptions and residual delays on railways in the coming days.


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