Teachers Unions name 9 August as ‘National Protest Day’

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Ven. Yalewela Pannasekera Thera, of the Teachers and Principals Trade Union Alliance said they have decided to name 9 August as a day of ‘National Protest’ and resort to trade union action.

He stated that with the support of Government and Semi Government trade unions and civil society groups they will resort to carrying out work to rule campaigns and strikes on the said date.

The Thera added that they had decided to resort to such action in protest at the decision taken by the Police to arrest and remand General Secretary of Ceylon teachers’ Union Joseph Stalin.

He warned that school principals throughout the country will resort to trade union action with effect from 8 August.

By Amith Gamage