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Estate Sector Salary Hike Delayed

May 26, 2011 10:19:34 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Trade unions affiliated to the estate sector have said there is a delay in reaching a consensus on the collective agreement between the trade unions and employers that determine the wages of the estate workers.

The trade unions have said that the amount offered by the employers was insufficient.

Lanka Jathika Estate Workers Union has told the media that the offer made by the employers was not sufficient and another discussion would be held on or before May 29.

Estate sector unions are requesting for a daily wage of Rs. 500 for the workers. The current daily wage for estate workers stands at Rs. 405.