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Power restoration activities not within work hours will not be attended to: CEB Engineers Union

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Engineers Union has announced that its members will step away from attending to power restoration activities which do not fall within their 8 hours of work.

The announcement was made a short while ago today (01).

Earlier last week, the Engineers Union had written a letter to the General Manager of the CEB that if their demands were not met, they would have to escalate their ongoing Trade Union action.

The demands by the Engineers Trade Union are as follows:

1. Not to proceed with improper & illegal New Fortress Energy LNG deal.
2. Not to stop the ongoing transparent tender procedure by CEB for LNG deployment.
3. To stop the attempts of unbundling CEB.
4. To cease proposed amendments for the board Act No. 17 of 1969.
5. To prevent politicization of the post of General Manager, CEB.6.
6. To stop abrupt transfers of Senior Management.

However, the letter which was submitted had mentioned that even though the above actions could lead to intermittent and prolonged recovery of power outages, maximum efforts will be taken to minimize the effects to places like hospitals and places of importance to National security.