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Massive Nationwide Strikes to Take Place Today

Today (15) the massive strike by 40 trade unions including health, port, petroleum and electricity will be held against the tax levied on wages.

The Federation of Professional Unions has said that all services across the island will be paralyzed due to this strike.

Postal unions say they will join the strike even though it was gazetted last night as an essential service.

Many railway unions had announced that they would start the strike from midnight yesterday.

Also, the trade unions have announced that school teachers and principals will also go on strike today.

The unions say that the staff of all divisional secretariats and district secretariats also support the strike and the unions of Ceylon Electricity Board will take sick leave today and join the action.

Many health trade unions, including the Government Medical Officers Association, are on strike across the island today, and the port trade unions have also said that they will completely stop work at the port today.

Meanwhile, several trade unions in these fields have announced that they will not join the strike.

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