Five trade unions including the Free Trade Zones and General Service Employment Union launched a protest in Awariwatte area, Katunayake yesterday demanding the government to avoid giving GSP Plus concessions to employers who do not protect employment rights of their workers.
A large number of factory workers of the Katunayake Free Trade Zone joined the protest.
Meanwhile a separate protest was held by estate workers and farmers in Galle.
The Lanka Estate Workers’ Union and Sri Lanka Free Worker’s Union demanded to add the allowance of Rs. 2500, given to the private sector, into their monthly salary. They launched a protest march fromKachchuwatte Dewalaya in Magalle, Galle to Galle town.