The fourth round of discussions between the estate sector trade unions and employers who are signatories to the collective agreement are to be held today to decide on wage increase for the estate workers.
It is the signatories to the collective agreement consisting of several trade unions and employers who determine the wage increases for the estate workers.
Therefore, the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) and the Lanka Jathika Estate Union representatives are to meet with the Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC) members today for the discussion.
The trade unions have requested for a basic daily wage for the estate workers that exceeds Rs. 500.
However, unions have threatened to resort to union action if they fail to secure a wage hike for the workers.