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ICEU demands Bill gazetted to increase pvt sector wages

14 June 2015 11:12 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Inter-Company Employees Union (ICEU) today urged President Maithripala Sirisena to take immediate action to gazette the Bill increasing private sector workers’ wages by Rs. 2500 as promised in the Interim Budget.

ICEU President Wasantha Samarasinghe alleged that several United National Party (UNP) Ministers were trying to disregard by procrastinating the move till the Parliament is dissolved.

He said it was a shame for the UNP-based government that had said the salary of the private sector workers would only be increased by Rs. 1500, and thereby they had broken a pledge given to the people.

“Cost of living is skyrocketing and therefore our request is very fair. We demand the government to do this before the Parliament is dissolved,” Mr, Samarasinghe said. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 7

  • upali Monday, 15 June 2015 12:33 PM

    Private sector wages are normally increased by their respective employers on the findings in the performance evaluation.

    Premalal Monday, 15 June 2015 07:30 AM

    The only things left in these so called leftists are their left hands, left legs, left eyes and left ears. Common sense have left them, logic has left them, intelligence have left them, and in fact they have left Sri Lanka.

    Mr. Freak Monday, 15 June 2015 08:53 AM

    Mr. Wasantha, The government could only make a plea from the private sector to increase the salaries but cannot demand as in the government sector. So please take this also into consideration when you people make demands.

    Damien Sunday, 14 June 2015 05:42 PM

    This will be the end of the economy

    Anthony Sunday, 14 June 2015 06:58 PM

    I do agree, but at the same time we do understand, the new government took over the country with a deficit which is beyond control, but yet they have done as much they could do, where this rise is concerned, the private sector will definitely abide by it but we have to give them some time to breath as only certain private sectors were benefited in the previous regime. they will work together and achieve success.

    Arjun Mahendran Sunday, 14 June 2015 07:57 PM

    Many private companies would have to close down due to higher taxes and increased wages. The unfair super gain tax introduced by Ravi K will be a big burden for businesses. Companies will run at a loss and many workers will have to go home if the salary increase was forced to private sectors.

    Anuradha Monday, 15 June 2015 05:09 PM

    Lol this "Wasantha Samarasinghe" was at last Sunday Waters Edge brunch, Maybe he realize private sector wages not enough while eating at Waters Edge :D.

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