855+rupees+for+the+estate+labourers
Friday, 25 January 2019 - 18:06
855 rupees for the estate labourers
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It has been reported that an agreement has been arrived at to provide estate workers a daily wage of 855 rupees with allowances as a result of today’s discussion.

Minister of labour and trade unions Ravindra Samaraweera, Labour commissioner, 3 estate trade unions and representatives of estate owners were present at the discussion which was held at the ministry of labour.

Minister Ravindra Samaraweera noted that it was agreed upon to increase the basic daily wage of estate workers from 500 rupees to 700 rupees and with the addition of gratuity allowance another 155 rupees has been added to the daily wage.

Further, estate owners have agreed to increase the price offered for every extra kilo of tea plucked, from 25 rupees to 40 rupees.

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