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Sri Lanka's trade unions preparing workers' demands to be included in next year's budget

2013 Jul 19

Trade unions in Sri Lanka have commenced a programme to prepare demands of the working masses to be included in the budget proposals for next year.

The Coordinating Committee for a Joint Trade Union Alliance is currently in the process of discussing with the working people in the public, private and estate sectors to look at their requirements to formulate the demands of the working class to be handed over to the government.

Sources from the committee said that amongst the long standing issues of the working people, there are also some requirements that have added up to the list based on new situations.

"Once we prepare the demands of the working people, we will hand it over to the government to include in next year's budget proposals. We will also carry out a campaign to educate the people on the workers' demands as well," sources said.

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