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* Trade union leaders in Sri Lanka seek meeting with President
Thu, Apr 23, 2015, 08:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 23, Colombo: A group of 100 trade union leaders in Sri Lanka led by the head of the National Trade Union Center (NTUC), K.D. Lalkantha has sought a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena.

The meeting has been requested by the trade union leaders for the 29th of this month to discuss long standing issues related to the working masses in the country.

Lalkantha said that as the country prepares to celebrate International Labor Day, it is important for the government headed by President Sirisena to provide solutions to several key issues faced by the working masses.

"We have requested for a meeting with the President to give him five demands of the working masses and we seek a response from him on these issues on May 1st," the NTUC Leader said.

The five demands are: 1. Add all allowances of public sector workers to the basic salary. 2. Making legal provisions to grant the Rs. 2,500 salary increase promised in the 100 day programme to the private sector workers. 3. Increase the daily wage of estate sector workers to Rs. 800. 4. Grant permanent employment to manpower workers in their respective institutions. 5. Address salary issues of pensioners.

 


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