The Sunday Leader

NTUC Condemns Govt’s Reaction To Uni Lecturers’ Protest

The National Trade Union Center (NTUC) called on the government to stop intimidating the university lecturers who were engaged in a token strike yesterday (27) demanding for a revision in their salaries and to withdraw the circulars issued claiming the times used for the protest be deducted from the lecturers’ personal leave.

NTUC Head and JVP politburo member K.D. Lalkantha said that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a circular asking university authorities to deduct the time taken for the token strike from the lecturer’s personal leave.

He said that close to 4,000 university lecturers had yesterday launched a token strike demanding a fair revision in their salaries.

“The salary issues of the university lecturers are a serious issue. The brain drain has had an adverse impact on the country,” Lalkantha said.

He also said the lecturers were compelled to launch a token strike as a result of the false promises made to them by the government.

1 Comment for “NTUC Condemns Govt’s Reaction To Uni Lecturers’ Protest”

  1. Ruwan Ferdinandez

    Lalkantha is the ultimate idiot you can ever find. He is waiting for the government to increase Lecturers salaries so that he could launch his non-academic strike demanidng salary hikes. Brain drain has left this kind of idiots to control part of university lives. Also lecturers are paid quite handsome salaries. If they go for strikes, they should not take wages for the period on strike, that’s very fair. They are the most benefitted lot from free education, they ahve no moral right to demand salary hikes, when most of them work only a few hours a week.

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