CEB Engineer’s Union launches sudden Work to Rule campaign over 6 demands

November 25, 2021 at 12:10 PM

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Engineer’s Union commenced a Work to Rule trade union action from 12 noon today.

Issuing a statement, the CEB Engineer’s Union said the campaign has been launched over 6 facts including the “New Fortress” deal pertaining to the Yugadanavi Power Plant.

They further said that the CEB engineers will only report to work during normal work hours such as from 08:30 AM to 4:15 PM, while this could lead to intermittent and prolonged recovery of power outages.

They also noted that members will attend to emergency situations/breakdowns even after normal working hours only during the Level 1 of the Work-to-Rule campaign.


The inconvenience caused to the public as a result of the Work to Rule campaign must be borne by the Government and the subject Ministry, they added.


Following are the six demands put forward by the CEB Engineer’s Union


1. Proceeding with the New Fortress Energy LNG deal

2. Not to stop the ongoing transparent tender procedure by CEB for LNG employment

3. To cease the attempts of unbundling the CEB

4. To cease proposed amendments for the Board Act No. 17 of 1969

5. To prevent the politicization of the post of the General Manager of the CEB

6. To stop transfers of Senior Management positions