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Kahatagaha miners in Sri Lanka must fight for socialist policies
By Naveen Dewage
7 2020 february
Final thirty days, 130 employees during the state-owned Kahatagaha Graphite Lanka Limited (KGLL), hit for 3 days to need better pay and working conditions. They reluctantly consented to call from the attack after having a discussion because of the industry ministry, labour division officials and business administration during the Kurunegala Labour workplace. State officials as well as the business promised to handle employees’ demands within 30 days.
The walkout that is three-day hunger protest in the mine, that has been held in defiance associated with mine unions’ leadership, was the very first commercial action this current year since President Gotabhaya Rajapakse stumbled on energy. It absolutely was an obvious indicator for the nature associated with battles in the future, the increasing radicalisation for the working course, and also the quick break up of illusions when you look at the government that is new.
The 2 unions during the mine are regional branches for the Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya, which can be affiliated towards the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) this is certainly now giving support to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), while the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya, a United nationwide Party (UNP) union. (more…)