Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FUTA to continue TU action

Daily Mirror, 31/05/2011

Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) today said that a decision has been made to continue their current trade union action in whatever form possible and said that it will be taken in all the universities except for J’pura, Ruhuna and Wayamba.

An interim order was given by the Court of Appeal yesterday to the Vice Chancellors of Jayewardenepura, Ruhuna and Wayamba universities preventing them from accepting the resignation letters of Department Heads, which were rendered as part of the FUTA trade union action. However, FUTA President Dr. Dewasiri told Daily Mirror Online that the academics in those universities have not been contacted by the VCs so far on resuming their duties as Department Heads. (Lakna Paranamanna)