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Plantation workers’ wages will be increased – Manusha

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With the intervention of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, measures are being taken to increase the wages of plantation workers, and Labour and Foreign Employment Minister Manusha Nanayakkara instructed the Ministry officials to take immediate steps for this.

The Minister mentioned this during the discussion held with the union members representing the plantation workers regarding the proposal presented by the employers’ federation regarding the increase in the daily wages of the plantation workers.

In relation to this proposal, the plantation unions stated that they could not agree on its facts. Accordingly, the trade unions also requested to give the increase in daily wages that they are demanding. The Minister mentioned that the President has made the necessary intervention to raise the wages of plantation workers.

Meanwhile, the representatives of the plantation trade unions informed the Minister about the problems faced by the plantation workers and the Minister pointed out that special measures will be taken to protect the professional rights of the plantation workers through the new Employment Protection Act.

Water Supply and Estate Infrastructure Development Minister Jeevan Thondaman, MP Vadivel Suresh, Eastern Province Governor Sendil Thondaman and many plantation trade union representatives attended.

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