Ceylon Workers Congress requests to meet the Wages Board…
The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) has made the decision to ask Manusha Nanayakkara, Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment, to call a meeting of the Wages Board so that the problems that plantation workers are facing can be discussed.
In light of the rising cost of living and inflation, the CWC’s general secretary, Jeevan Thondaman, indicated that the Board should be consulted over an increase in the pay received by workers on the tea and rubber estates.
He said on Twitter that despite repeated attempts to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the Regional Plantation Companies, neither they nor the Employer’s Federation had shown any interest in establishing a compensation structure based on productivity.
Therefore, the MP stated, “With the rise in living expenses, a fair salary must be sought with government action.”