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Sunday, 09 October 2016






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Government Gazette

Plantation workers wage issue: Another discussion this week

Plantation companies and estate worker trade unions will have another discussion with Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister W.D.J. Senewiratne on Thursday, October 13 to agree on a wage formula for estate workers who are demanding a daily wage of Rs.1,000 against the Rs. 730 proposed by plantation companies.


Jaffna to twin with UK local authority

The Northern Province Chief Minister is to sign a memorandum of understanding to make Jaffna a twin city with a local authority in the UK, Kingston upon Thames. The City’s website announced that the Chief Minister, retired Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, will lead a delegation to the UK to ink the deal at the Kingston Council Hall on October 18.


Over A Cup of Tea

Estate workers’ pay hike discussions continue :

Despite the assurance given by plantation companies to raise the current daily wage of estate workers from Rs.620 to Rs.730, estate workers continue their protest demanding a daily wage of Rs.1000. Plantation sector trade union leaders claimed they are yet to agree on a final wage formula and that another discussion has been scheduled for October 13.

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