Estate workers wage agreement put off

Friday, 14 October 2016 - 19:35


Minister of Labour W.D.J. Seneviratne noted that the collective agreement that was scheduled to be signed today with regard to the increment of daily wages of the labourers, has been postponed until 18th Tuesday.

The minister stated this following a special meeting held this afternoon.

Several ministers and parliamentarians participated in the meeting including ministers Malik Samarawickrama, W.D.J. Seneviratne, Navin Dissanayake, State Minister Ravindra Samaraweera as well as General Secretary of Ceylon Workers Congress MP Arumugam Thondaman.

Minister Navin Dissanayake who attended the meeting stated that talks will be held with the prime minister regard to the matter.