Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 28

It is our legal and fundamental right to resort to trade union action

Legal advice that FUTA received on 01/07/2012 from Attorney at Law, Mr. M. A. Sumanthiran, on the strike action by the Federation for University Teachers’ Association that commenced on 4th July 2012.

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Jul 27

6% of GDP For Education: Who Is Telling The Truth?

Colombo Telegraph, July 27, 2012  By Nirmal Ranjith  Dewasiri – Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) is asking the government to prioritise education and to invest in education. Towards this end FUTA has shown a concrete figure of measurement: the allocation on education as a percentage of GDP. This is a globally accepted measurement and the …

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Jul 16

FUTA’s struggle is for protecting State universities

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(The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations responds to the University Grants Commission and the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors) FUTA is dismayed by the statements issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the CVCD (Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors) on the trade union action of a continuous strike called by the Federation …

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Jul 12

Meeting with President’s secretary (12th July, 2012)

The only consensus of the meeting was that there is merit in discussing the proposal, the next meeting was scheduled for next week. FUTA A.C.

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Jul 11

Kelaniya University joins the FUTA continuous strike.

The Kelaniya University Teachers’ Union at its SGM held on 11/07/2012 unanimously decided to join the FUTA struggle despite the various disruptive attempts by a couple of individuals who were seeking to be appointed to high administrative positions. The Kelaniya University Teachers’ Union will join the FUTA strike with immediate effect.

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Jul 06

FUTA launched the Million Signature Campaign to `Save State Education’

Dear All, FUTA launched the Million Signature Campaign to `Save State Education’. Attached  are the preambles in all three languages. The online petition can be accessed by following the link http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-sri-lankan-schools-and-universities/ Please pass this link to all Sri Lankans. Sincerely, FUTA-AC, Joint Converners

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Jul 03

Meeting with President’s Secretary Mr. Lalith Weeratunga.

The meeting with President’s Secretary Mr. Lalith Weeratunga was cordial and was conducted in a conducive manner. Mr. Weeratunga listened to the FUTA demands and the rationale behind the demands. He promised to study the FUTA demands and consult other stake holders on the FUTA demands at a meeting to be convened on the the …

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