We are a concerned group of academics fighting to ensure the opportunity of high quality public higher education for the Sri Lankan masses. This blog is intended as a bulletin board to share news and ideas relevant to the cause. The views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the FUTA. If you wish to post any interesting articles please e-mail them to uteachers.sl at gmail.com
Monday, May 16, 2011
Meeting the President outside FUTA
FUTA has already prepared a negotiating team to discuss with the President in an event of positive response to our request for an appointment with the President to discuss the salary issue of academics.
FUTA has already taken a decision that members of sister unions of FUTA will not attend meetings with authorities in their individual capacity without the consent of the FUTA. When a decisive trade union action is underway it is to the best interests of members to abide by collective decisions. FUTA is the mandated body to represent the collective interests of the academic community of Sri Lanka. Under such circumstances, meeting President at this juncture outside FUTA involvement is extremely detrimental for our common cause. Please do not attend if invited.