Enjoining order against SLT union

By Chitra Weerarathne


Colombo District Judge Sujeewa Nissanka yesterday issued an enjoining order restraining, till January 19, 2017, the All Ceylon Telecommunication Employees Union, from causing damage to moveable and immovable property of Sri Lanka Telecom Limited.

The Enjoining Order, also, restrained the trade unionists from exerting undue influence on non-strikers.

The Sri Lanka Telecom PLC had filed an application for Interim Injunction, requesting the Court to restrain the Trade Unionists from causing undue influence on the non-striking employees and also to restrain the strikers from causing damage to SLT property.

On Dec. 23, 2016, the trade union announced trade union action. The protesters had taken to the streets, and even obstructed the roads near the SLT headquarters, the plaint said.

Most of the protesters on the streets were not employees of the SLT. They were only promoting the protest action of a few trade unionists. It was unlawful, the plaint added

The SLT on Dec. 29, 2016 complained to the Fort police, and consequently obtained a magisterial order, prohibiting any action which might cause any inconvenience to the public and motorists.

The magisterial order also was attached to the application for interim injunction filed in the District Court recently.



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