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* Estate workers launch indefinite strike demanding Rs. 1000 basic wage
Tue, Dec 4, 2018, 12:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 04, Colombo: Estate workers have launched an indefinite strike demanding the plantation companies to increase the basic salary of plantation workers up to Rs 1000 per day.

Plantation companies during discussions held with the estate workers' unions have agreed to increase the current basic daily wage of Rs. 530 to Rs. 600, Senior Vice President of Ceylon Workers' Congress S Arulsami said.

Plantation owners have agreed to increase the basic wage only up to Rs. 600 and increase the pay up to a Rs. 1000 with allowances. However, the trade unions say they are not prepared to agree to a basic daily wage below Rs. 1,000.

However, due to the trade union action launched today by the Estate workers, plantation owners had to close several tea factories and offices in some tea estates.

The workers have walked out of the factories this morning in mid-processing of the tea leaves plucked yesterday and the plantation owners say they will incur huge losses since the tea leaves cannot be processed.

 

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