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27 Jun 2019 | 06:10 PM UTC

Sri Lanka: Railway strikes planned each Friday beginning June 28 following 48-hour strike /update 2

Sri Lanka News Alert

Railway union workers will strike each Friday should demands not be met by end of 48-hour strike; significant rail transportation possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Colombo). COUNTRY/REGION Sri Lanka

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Event

Several railway unions announced a plan to hold nationwide weekly strikes on Fridays beginning Friday, July 5. This would occur if authorities do not meet their demands after a 48-hour strike, which began on Thursday, June 27, at 00:00 (local time) and ends on Friday, June 28, at 23:59.

The railway unions previously participated in a 48-hour strike on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22. Union members, which include drivers, controllers, guards, and stationmasters, are expected to continue weekly strikes until their demands over salary anomalies are met. Significant rail transportation disruptions are expected along with crowded conditions on operational days.

Advice

Individuals in Sri Lanka are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate rail transportation disruptions, and seek alternative modes of transportation if necessary.

 

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