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* Estate employers prepared to grant workers' demand for Rs. 1000 daily wage
Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 12:32 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka estate sector employers association has informed the Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake, that they are ready to come to an agreement on the estate workers' demand for a Rs. 1000 daily wage in the future.

A special discussion was held between representatives of estate workers associations and ministers at the Department of Labor today (10th) regarding the worker' demand to increase daily wages to 1,000 rupees for estate workers.

While Estate workers' unions demanded a 1000 rupees daily wage, the employers'' association said they could increase the daily wage only up to 940 rupees.

However, the stance of the Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake and Minster of Labor, Trade Union Relations and Social Empowerment Daya Gamage was that the companies from the profit they earn can afford to increase the salaries to Rs. 1000 per day.

Accordingly, there has been an exchange of ideas with the Estate Employers' Association. It has been informed that the heads of the estates will discuss the matter further and make arrangements to come to an agreement in the near future.

In addition to the Ministers Dissanayake and Gamage, State Minister of Plantation Industries Wadiwel Suresh and Ceylon workers' Congress Leader and Sri Lanka National Plantation Workers Union General Secretary Arumugam Thondaman participated in the discussion.


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