CTSU urges teacher TUs: Support closed teacher-principal service
By Nabiya Vaffoor
The Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union (CTSU) urges all teacher unions not to hinder the process of declaring the teacher-principal service as a closed service.
Expressing his views on his official Facebook page, CTSU General Secretary, Mahinda Jayasinghe said they are ready to resume their trade union struggle if it is thwarted again, by protesting against the declaration of a closed service.
He further said there was an urgent need for a closed teacher-principal service to resolve the salary anomalies expeditiously, adding that as a result a majority of trade unions submitted the proposal to the Government.
“Sabaragamuwa Province Education Director and Zonal Education Directors had asked principals in the area as to whether they were in favour of a closed service. It was previously agreed that the Gazette Notification declaring the teacher-principal service as a closed service was to be issued on 20 November which had not been issued thus far. The Government had claimed the reason for the delay as certain trade unions being against the decision,” added Jayasinghe. He added that these trade unions are trying to reverse their victory that was gained after months of struggle.
Jayasinghe said the Government claimed resolving salary anomalies would affect all other sectors of the Government, therefore to resolve the issue they called for the teacherprincipal service to be declared as a closed service.