UNI Sri Lanka Affiliates Council
UNI’s National Liaison council is an important concept which promotes the empowerment of its affiliates in national level. Among others the functions of the council include the coordination of trade union development activities and UNI-APRO activities in the country. Liaison council also facilitates contacts and communications among the affiliates and, is responsible for the collection and dissemination of information on the organizations and on current issues affecting them. In addition, liaison councils also provide its affiliates with the structure and machinery for joint decision making and sharing of resources for the use of information technology and for the development of joint strategies for achieving common goals of affiliates in Sri Lanka. The UNI Sri Lanka Affiliates Council was founded on 6th December 2003.
The liaison council provides various opportunities to strengthen its affiliates and to improve their union skills, joint effort, and solidarity and network capability. The environment created by the presence of liaison councils have enhanced and improved the capacity and the capability of its affiliates to be global players in the age of globalization. UNI National Councils are driven by the responsibility to ensure jobs are decent and workers’ rights are protected, including the right to join a union and collective bargaining in national level.
- All Ceylon Telecom Services Union (ACTSU)
- Ceylon Bank Employees’ Union (CBEU)
- Federation of Banking Officers of Sri Lanka (FBOSL)
- Health Services Trade Union Alliance (HSTUA)
- Insurance Employees’ Union (IEU)
- Media Professional Technologists Sri Lanka (MEDIA PRO-TECH)
- National Post and Telecommunication Workers Union (NPTWU)
- Sri Lanka Post and Telecom Services Union (SLPTSU)
- Telecom Officers Union (TOU)
- Union of Postal and Telecommunication Officers (UPTO)
New Campaign Campaigns
Stop Brutal Repression of Trade Union Activist In Sri LankaThe implementation of the Kotelawala Defense University Act aims to end free education to militarize tertiary education with commercial orientations. Therefore, trade unions, civil society organizations, student movements and the public are engaged in a fierce struggle against the bill and for the rights of teachers and principals. The government uses police to arrest, intimidate, and physically torture the leaders of trade unions and organizations fighting to suppress these protests and demonstrations. The trade unions and civil society organizations are engaged in a relentless protest campaign to defeat the government's anti-people efforts. The government does not seem to be trying to understand the people's opposition to this. Instead, the government is implementing a plan through the police to imprison its frontline leaders to suppress the protests. Ceylon Bank Employees' Union and member unions of UNI Sri Lanka Affiliates Council and Public Resources and Human Rights Protection Centre (PRHRPC) call to release all the trade union leaders without harassing them further.373 of 400 SignaturesCreated by Ceylon Bank Employees Union (CBEU)
Tertiary Education is Not for MilitarizationSri Lanka has been providing universal health and education for its citizens and empowered the talent and held hand of many deserving students supporting their upward social mobility. The proposed act is setup private universities to offer courses on commercial basis without proper regulatory oversight of the UGC. This initiative will bring down the standard of tertiary education to unacceptable levels, and country will not benefit from its talented citizens2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by UNI Sri Lanka Affiliates Council