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Nimal Siripala recruits more casual railway workers

Transport minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has recruited more than 500 workers on casual basis to the Railway Department, which has been having around 2,000 workers in the non-permanent cadre for four years, railway trade unions allege.

De Silva has also enrolled 210 workers on permanent basis, and is
preparing a cabinet paper to transfer to another department 468 casual workers and 140 permanent workers, according to the TUs.

The TUs say this is very unfair by the permanent workers, all women, who have joined the department after leaving their previous employment.