For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Posters put up by the National Trade Union Centre (NTUC) throughout the island demanding the government to increase salaries of workers have been removed by the police on instructions from the government.
Police personnel have been deployed to remove posters that were pasted in Galle, Weligama, Matara, Dikwella and Devinuwara areas and in main cities in other districts.
Posters demanding the government to increase salaries is one phase of the struggle carried out by the NTUC to win a Rs.10,000 salary increase for state sector employees and a 40% increase for the private sector employees.
A spokesman for the NTUC speaking to ‘Lankatruth’ said the government that is immersed in an economic crisis is even scared of posters put up by the working masses