Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 13

Thank you all…

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported our campaign in various ways. We express our appreciation for the role of the all religious dignitaries in attempting to mediate between FUTA and the government, especially when discussions had come to a halt. Our gratitude is also due to all the …

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Oct 13

FUTA Ended Strike: What Will Happen To The 6% Of GDP For Education Campaign?

After one hundred days of continuous strike action during which FUTA was able to generate a tremendous public debate on education, the FUTA Executive Committee having met 11th October, 2012, decided to suspend its strike action as of 12th October, 2012 taking into consideration views expressed by a majority of sister unions. The government’s response …

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Oct 12

Joint press conference

Dear All, There was a meeting between Minister Basil Rajapaksha and Dr. Dewasiri, Dr. Prabath Jayasinghe, and Dr. Anura Utumange. Minister Basil Rajapaksha accepted the amended joint agreement agreed by the FUTA EXCO at the meeting on the 11th of Oct. 2012. Minister Rajapaksha was not willing to have a joint press conference but the …

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Oct 12

Special Press Conference on Friday 12th October 2012

Dear Editors of National Newspapers and Directors of Radio and Television Stations, The FUTA will be holding a Special Press Conference on Friday 12th October 2012 at 10.30am at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda to explain the decision to call off the three months old …

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Oct 11

FUTA decided to suspend the trade union action

Dear All: Please note that the FUTA EXCO met on October 11, 2012 decided to suspend the trade union action initiated by the FUTA w.e.f. October 12, 2012. A letter to be sent to the Vice Chancellors informing the FUTA decision will be sent shortly. Regards, Secretary – FUTA

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Oct 11

We have reached a decisive stage of our historic struggle..

Heroic Colleagues of FUTA, We have reached a decisive stage of our historic struggle although with unprecedented threats to our lives. Even at this stage, the State Media continues to undermine us with vulgar and dangerous expressions. The university authorities behave as Fascists as happened at the Open University yesterday (9th October 2012) in preventing …

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Oct 09

PRESENT STATUS OF THE STRUGGLE

Dear All, This is to clarify those doubts that may have arisen due to various media reports regarding the status of the FUTA TUA. There will be a FUTA exco meeting today (9th October) to brief the outcomes of meetings held on Saturday, Monday and today. Sister unions are expected convene SGMs to consider these …

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Oct 06

FUTA met Minister Basil Rajapakse and his staff today.

Dear all, A FUTA Negotiation team of six members met Minister Basil Rajapakse and his staff today. The discussions went for over three hours. The Minister expressed his commitment to implement/uphold the conditions agreed to on the last negotiation with him. Minister also promised to facilitate a meeting with Dr. P.B. Jayasundara on Monday (8th …

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Oct 03

Special Press Conference on Thursday. (4th October 2012)

Dear Editors of National Newspapers and Directors of Radio and Television Stations The Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) will be holding a Special Press Conference tomorrow Thursday 4th October 2012 at 10.00am at the Library Services Board Auditorium at Torrington Square to expose as well as explain the unprecedented level of intimidation leveled against …

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Oct 03

CMU donates Rs500,000 to FUTA fund

The Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union (CMU), today donated Rs 500,000 rupees to fund the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) which is on a three month long strike. CMU General Secretary Bala Tampoe said that the donation was made using CMU reserves under the unanimous endorsement of the executive committee of the …

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