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* Sri Lanka's private sector trade union intensifies campaign demanding a salary hike
Fri, Feb 22, 2013, 10:51 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 22, Colombo: A private sector trade union in Sri Lanka has intensified a campaign launched to demand a salary hike for the sector.

Inter Company Employees' Union (ICEU) affiliated to the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has called on the government to intervene in getting an increase of Rs. 10,463 to the minimum wage of a private sector employee.

The ICEU has pointed out that the private sector employees have not received proper increments like the public sector employees.

The request has already been forwarded to the National Labor Advisory Council and to the wages board.

ICEU Head, Wasantha Samarasinghe said that the union has after creating awareness in the country about the need to increase the private sector salaries is now carrying out an intense campaign among the private sector employees to explain the reasons to demand a salary hike.

He observed that leaflet distribution campaigns are being carried out outside free trade zones (FTZs) and private sector establishments.

The union is to also hold discussions with trade union members in the private sector institutions to broad base the salary struggle.

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