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CWC demands for Rupees 500 wages for estate workers :

 

Estate worker unions who come under the collective agreements namely CWC, UNP backed National Estate Workers Union and (Joint Plantation Trade union of Ceylon (JPTUC) are to meet the Employer’s Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Members on August 31 (Monday) to decide on the wage increase for the estate workers.

CWC demands for Rupees 500 wages for estate workers :


Estate worker unions who come under the collective agreements namely CWC, UNP backed National Estate Workers Union and (Joint Plantation Trade union of Ceylon (JPTUC) are to meet the Employer’s Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Members on August 31 (Monday) to decide on the wage increase for the estate workers. CWC sources said the unions would demand a daily wage of Rs 500 for the estate workers in order to meet the rising cost of living.

 

A meeting which was held earlier with the Employers Federation of Ceylon ended up with no decision as the trade unions walked out of the discussions after the employers turned down a request made by the unions to increase the salary up to Rs 500. The daily wage of plantation workers is presently Rs 290 which includes a 200‐rupee basic wage, a non‐variable wage of 20 rupees and an attendance allowance of 70 rupees. The allowance is only paid if workers turn up for 75 percent of the working days offered by the companies.

 

The previous two‐year agreement between unions and the Ceylon Employers Federation (CEF) expired in March and talks over a new agreement have dragged on since February. The CWC has made repeated appeals for other trade unions to join with them to sign a fresh collective agreement paving the way for a salary hike.

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