Cabinet nod for Minimum Wage Law for private sector

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The Cabinet has approved Rs. 10,000 as the minimum wage for private sector workers, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today.

This follows a Government decision to introduce a law of national minimum wages for the private sector employees.

While addressing in the cabinet briefing the minister said the government decided a national minimum wages policy by a separate law to the private sector employees according to the request of the Members of the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) and several employee unions.

The prevailing minimum wage of a private sector employee had been decided with considering the poverty line of Rs. 4,000 per capita income, but the present scale had been decided the minimum wage as Rs. 10,000 for an employee by considering the present cost of living.

The proposal had been presented to the Cabinet by Labour and Trade Unions Relations Minister W. D. J. Seneviratne, the Minister said.

“This is the first time in history, which considered increasing the private sector minimum salary scale by a law.

“It had been decided to grant Rs. 2,500 for each and every private employee by a law as well. This is apart from the minimum wage of Rs. 10,000,” he said.

The bill took into consideration the opinions of the private sector employees unions, the minister said. (Chaturanga Prdeep)
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  • Dee Thursday, 03 December 2015 06:01 PM

    Hats off! We are talking 10k. Being made minimum. So there are places paying less. The leftovers of alibabas 40 theives will start shouting about this as well.

    Christopher Friday, 04 December 2015 11:10 AM

    Thats a good news to private sector...how about government

    ANTON Thursday, 03 December 2015 04:27 PM

    ACCORDING TO BANDULA, 10,000 PER MONTH IS MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR THREE MEMBER FAMILY.

    Sapu Thursday, 03 December 2015 04:54 PM

    All this time incompetent ,unqualified political appointees in Public sector received all benefits hope things will improve soon

    Bandulla G Thursday, 03 December 2015 04:55 PM

    Bandula will Object to this Proposal - May fast unto death at the parliament Entrance

    ANTON Thursday, 03 December 2015 04:55 PM

    ACTUALLY WHAT CAN WE DO WITH 10,000 RS PER MONTH, 300 RS. PER DAY, ???

    Premalal Thursday, 03 December 2015 05:06 PM

    What is private sector? Does it include wayside shops etc. ?


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