The National Trade Union Center (NTUC) together with the Forum of Joint Trade Unions decided today (1) to submit its demand for a Rs. 8,000 salary increase for the working masses as a budget proposal for 2011 to the government.
NTUC Head and JVP Politburo member K.D. Lalkantha told The Sunday Leader that the demand for a salary increase would be proposed to the government as a budget proposal by the trade unions.
He said signatures of trade union representatives for the respective budget proposal will be collected tomorrow (2).
“The decision to propose the demand for a Rs. 8,000 salary increment to the government as a 2011 budget proposal was made by the Delegates Forum of Joint Trade Unions organized by the NTUC,” Lalkantha said.
He added that the trade unions would continue to fight for the salary increase and would resort to a massive trade union action if the government fails to address their demands.