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* Trade unions of Sri Lanka to meet in Colombo on August 20 to demand pay hike
Sun, Aug 10, 2014, 08:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 10, Colombo: The trade unions of Sri Lanka will meet in Colombo on August 20 to initiate a massive struggle seeking higher salaries.

Trade unions of public sector, private sector, estate and other unions including the ones affiliated with the ruling alliance have been invited for the meeting.

The unions will highlight the need to grant a salary sufficient for living for each employee, said the Chairman of Inter Company Employees' Union Wasantha Samarasinghe.

The unions will urge the government to grant their demand at the budget proposals that are to be tabled in parliament in November.

Public sector trade unions have already launched a poster campaign demanding the allowances granted to the public sector employees added to the salary. The amount of cost of living allowances currently paid to the public sector employees is Rs. 10,146.

Public sector trade unions allege that the government had not increased their salaries since 2006.

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