Salary anomalies of over 2,000 station masters in the Railway Department will be rectified before April with the approval of the Salaries and Cadres Commission, the Railway Operating Superintendent, Vijaya Samarasinghe said.
Speaking to the Sunday Observer, he said all information pertaining to station masters’ salary anomalies have already been submitted to the Salaries and Cadres Commission (SCC) to be resolved in consultation with the Public Service Commission and the Treasury.
Samarasinghe denied certain media reports that the Department incurred a heavy financial loss due to the recent token strike and said that during the 48-hour strike, issuing of tickets to passengers in affected Railway Stations was smoothly carried out with the assistance of ticket checkers and examiners.
“Only 22 per cent were engaged in the token strike launched by the Station Masters Union,” he said.
Meanwhile, Station Masters Union Secretary, Ranjan Jayalal urging the authorities to rectify their salary anomalies as early as possible denied any intention on the part of their members to sabotage the train services.
By Ananda KANNANGARA
Source: Sunday Observer
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