CEB unions say strike successful

Trade Unions attached to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says a strike which was launched at midnight yesterday was successful.

CEB Joint Trade Union alliance member Ranjan Jayalal said that most employees of the CEB did not turn up for work since midnight as a result of the strike.

He also claimed that there were power outings reported in some areas as a result of the strike but a skeleton staff was used by the CEB to continue operations.

Jayalal also warned that the CEB will go for another, more extensive strike on Friday if their demands are not met.

The CEB employees launched the strike over salary anomalies. The CEB however insists that the strike did not affect consumers in any part of the country. (Colombo Gazette)