Sri Lanka bank employees strike demanding pension rights

[TamilNet, Saturday, 12 February 2011, 03:52 GMT]
Employees of state sector banks, Bank of Ceylon (BoC) and Peoples Bank (PB) Thursday and Friday held protest campaigns for one hour from 12.30 p.m. till 1.30 p.m. in front of their branches throughout the island demanding pension rights after retirement. Employees recruited for banking service prior to 1990 have been enjoying pension rights and they are entitled to monthly pension after retirement.

Employees recruited in the year 1990 and thereafter are deprived of pension rights, according to the Bank Employees Union (BEC) that has organized the protest campaign.

BEC said in a statement that all employees should be treated alike.

Protesting bank employees carried placards condemning the government discriminating employees based on when the employees joined the service.


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