Strike at the Central Mail Exchange called off

2020-06-29 at 14:44

Postal workers at the Central Mail Exchange have called off the strike action that was launched over a dispute pertaining to election duty.

The strike was called off after promises made by the Minister of Posts and the Post-Master General in writing.

Union action was launched at midnight following a decision by authorities to carry-out election duties at a separate location from the Central Mail Exchange.

Election related matters including the categorisation and the distribution of postal ballots were conducted at the Central Mail Exchange for several years.

Postal workers said the process had been moved away from the Central Mail Exchange to the Havelock Town Post Office that lacks staff and transport facilities. Postal workers claim the move inconvenienced postal workers and led to several issues.

Postal workers claimed that the government will have to incur a large cost as a result of having to deploy postal workers from different locations for election duties.

Chairman of the Post and Telecommunications Association at the Central Mail Exchange Anurudhdha Bandara speaking to NewsRadio said they will resume operations as per usual at the Central Mail Exchange.