No wage hike for CEB employees
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) yesterday rejected the 33 per cent
salary increment, demanded by its employees, despite the threat of a
countrywide blackout, planned by the Lanka Viduli Sevaka Sangamaya on
Power and Energy Minister W. D. J. Seneviratne told the `Sunday
Observer' that he was not prepared to increase the salaries even by a
cent right now.
Accusing the JVP backed, Lanka Viduli Sevaka Sangamaya union,
Minister Seneviratne said it was unfair to demand a salary increase at a
time when the salaries of all CEB employees were increased considerably
some months ago.