Tuesday, 26 January 2021 17:27

Govt. to increase daily wage of estate workers to Rs. 1000

The Cabinet today approved to take necessary steps to increase the daily wage of estate workers to Rs. 1000.

The budget proposals presented to the Parliament in November 2020 suggested a daily wage of Rs. 1,000/- for the estate sector.

Although several rounds of discussions were held with the parties signed the "Estate employee salaries collective agreement 2019 - 2021", one party; Ceylon Employers' Association representing the estate owners' association who is one party of the collective agreement has proposed to increase the daily wage up to Rs. 920/-.

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the resolution presented by the Minister of Labour for taking necessary steps to increase the employee wages of the estate sector up to Rs. 1,000/- across wages control boards so that the budget proposal could be implemented.

(Daily Mirror)

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