The Union also seeks the president’s mediation to secure their sanitary, accommodation and welfare facilities. It notes that depots, sub-depots and bus parking lots of the SLTC are without these facilities, saying that Hakmana, Kamburupitiya and Urubokka are among the examples. The government is yet to provide modern technical equipment to engineering divisions of the depots, and the president should also pay attention to provide new buses to the SLTB, says the Union.
It requests the president to instruct the treasury to release the funds required to ensure these facilities. The union warns that workers are disappointed with their not being given their rights and will resort to trade union or court action at any time to win same.