Written by Staff Writer
31 Jan, 2021 | 8:35 pm
COLOMBO(News 1st): Plantation workers staged protests on Sunday seeking an increment of their daily wage up to Rs 1000.
The National Estate Workers Union had organized a protest in Passara insisting that they would not give up their struggle until their daily wages are increased to Rs 1000.
Meanwhile, plantation workers in Matale also staged a protest along the Elkaduwa – Wattegama main road citing similar demands.
Meanwhile, the Sunday Times newspaper reported that the government has decided to Gazette a minimum wage of Rs. 1,000 for estate workers.
This decision had been made after failing to reach a consensus with plantation companies.
However, regional plantation companies have come up with a final proposal suggesting workers could earn more than Rs 1,000 daily while maintaining Rs 725 as a basic wage.
The cabinet had approved a proposal to solve this through the Wages Board as the government had insisted on increasing the basic wage up to Rs 1000.
Against such a backdrop, the Sunday Times reported that there is speculation that the Government is planning to take over some underperforming Regional Plantation Companies and to allow India’s Adani Group to run them.
13 Aug, 2022 | 03:42 PM
13 Aug, 2022 | 12:53 PM
Are you interested in advertising on our website or video channel
Please contact us at [email protected]