Tea Estate owners say no salary increments for estate workers could be done!

Tea Estate owners say no salary increments for estate workers could be done!

21 January 2020 03:32 pm

Although the government has stated that the daily wage of estate workers would be increased to Rs 1000, tea estate owners have informed the government that they are not able to pay such a high salary. This was stated at a meeting held at the Ministry of Plantation Industries yesterday.

Plantation Planters' Association, Ceylon Employers Federation and Executive Officials participated in the discussion with Minister of Plantation Industries Ramesh Pathirana and State Minister Kanchana Wijesekara.

The relevant unions have pointed out that the salary increase can be made based on the productivity of the plantation but they have said it won't be increased upto Rs 1000.