Jailers launch strike

By Saman Gamage

Around 600 jailers at the Welikada, Magazine and Colombo Remand prisons would resort to trade union action today (07), a spokesman for their union said yesterday.

A spokesman for the prison officers’ union said they would refrain from carrying out their duties from 6.00 am today to pressure the government to meet their 18 demands and in protest against the provision of special benefits and privileges to the newly set up Prison Intelligence Units and the dictatorial manner in which the prisons were administered.

The trade union action by the prison officials would offset courts proceeding including, the union spokesman said.


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