No deal on proposed Rs. 1000 daily wage for plantation workers

Plantation companies and the Government have failed to reach an agreement to pay Rs. 1000 as a daily wage to plantation workers.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had proposed in the 2021 Budget that the daily wage be increased to Rs. 1000 from January this year.

However, plantation companies have on Friday proposed a fixed wage of Rs. 700 a day and other productivity and attendance incentives.

Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) Vice President Senthil Thondaman told Daily Mirror that the proposal made by the plantation companies cannot be accepted.

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