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More T/Us Join Campaign For Salary Increase

Sep 6, 2010 6:53:30 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The National Trade Union Center (NTUC) today (6) held discussions with five trade unions attached to the Government Printer’s Department on the campaign to demand a Rs. 8,000 salary increase and the trade unions have decided to support the campaign.

NTUC Head and JVP politburo member K.D. Lalkantha and representatives of the NTUC held discussions today with representatives of five trade unions attached to the Government Printer’s Department at the department auditorium.

Lalkantha said the NTUC had explained the reason behind the demand for a Rs. 8,000 salary increase for the public sector and similar increases for the private and estate sector employees.

“The trade unionists at the Government Printer’s Department agreed with the demand and said a joint action has to be initiated to win the demand,” he said.

He explained that the demand for a Rs. 8,000 salary increment is not based on a pledge made by the President, but in line with the increase in the cost of living index.