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A look at the ongoing tripartite dialogue on the proposed five day working week for the private sector. Views are expressed by the CEO of the Employers Federation of Ceylon, Minister of Labour and Labour Relations and the Ceylon Federation of Trade Unions.
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  • nikita Monday, 17 January 2011 09:02 AM

    Even without the lunch break is ok than driving another day

    Araliya Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:47 AM

    I think it;s a good idea having 5 days of working. Specially for ladies.

    Sam Monday, 17 January 2011 09:19 AM

    This should be done since Saturday is very non-productive. Can increase the work-day by one hour each day to cover for the loss of 4 hours on Saturday. There will be a lot of savings - fuel, energy and people will get some quality time with their families.

    Mervin Silva Monday, 17 January 2011 09:25 AM

    So you 'drive' to work? how about you 'riding' a bicycle one day of the week at least?

    D.E.M. Ocracy Monday, 17 January 2011 10:07 AM

    CERTAINLY MORE PRODUCTIVE. EMPLOYEES WILL BE REFRESHED. EXPLOITERS WILL HAVE NO CHANCE. GO AHEAD AND IMPLEMENT.

    ramesh Monday, 17 January 2011 10:13 AM

    I believe that 5 day work week is very productive to the Employer well as the employee than 5 1/2 work week. In Sri Lanka you find it extremely difficult find a organisation that employess put in 8 hours of productive work. I do not understand why some does not want to have additional full day leave?

    wimalasiri Monday, 17 January 2011 05:40 PM

    This is a very good move. Moreover government must also should cut down many unnecessary holidays. See Gulf OTHERTHAN WEEK ENDS there are not more than 10 additional holidays

    Gayan Samarasekara Monday, 17 January 2011 10:15 AM

    Government sector 5 days = one private sector day

    Therefore the private sector is always functioning pretty well, and full weekend leave is a must for private sector workers. Meantime, there has to be a mechanism to improve the productivity of govt organizations. Particularly, instead of filling the numbers of vacancies, govt should distribute the workload among the existing staff. Most of the govt organizations are counter productive because of too much of workers, and little bit of work to be done.

    damian Monday, 17 January 2011 10:36 AM

    Well said.............

    chaminda Tuesday, 25 January 2011 04:55 AM

    I think it;s a good idea having 5 days of working. Specially for private sector'''''''''good

    manjula Monday, 17 January 2011 10:46 AM

    every time work that's better

    Simple Sydney Monday, 17 January 2011 11:37 PM

    Totally agree Ruhjan. Surprised it took so long for authorities to figure this out. Maybe everyone was busy trying to change the name to Employers Federation of Sri Lanka.

    bbb Monday, 17 January 2011 12:01 PM

    Saturday should be working day for Public Sector and holiday for Private sector

    j Monday, 17 January 2011 12:36 PM

    No, Better saturday of every 2 weeks without trim to lunch hours.

    jjk Monday, 17 January 2011 12:55 PM

    WORKING IN SL IS A HOLIDYS FOOLS IN UK WE GOT ONLY 9 BANK HOLIDAYS A YEAR WHERE IS THE PRODUCTIVITY

    willows Monday, 17 January 2011 07:30 AM

    begining of the collapse of the private sector like the government sector

    Fair N Square Monday, 17 January 2011 01:34 PM

    Cant agree more Wishful thinking.....

    R Lorensuhewa Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:10 AM

    Currently some companies work from 8.30 to 6.00 p.m. as labour gazette is not clear whether the 40 hrs work [er week is including lunch break of 1/2 hr or not. According to labour dept. workday is 8 hrs work + 1/2 or 1 hour break. However employers do not adhere to this nor do they pay for the extra work.

    Legalizing the 5 days work is very welcome.

    My request is to specify this very clearly in the gazette so that the employers do not exploit the situation.

    Thangus Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:13 AM

    cant stay at home. work is better. prefer is sunday is also a working day. and poya . and christmas and sinhala new year

    Hasiya Monday, 17 January 2011 08:14 AM

    u r a typical negative thinker

    nsk Monday, 17 January 2011 02:08 PM

    ALL READY WE HAVE SO MANY LEAVE DAYS, AND NOW 5 DAYS FOR A WEEK VERY NICE. FIRST TAKE OFF ALL THE UNWANTED LEAVE FROM THE CALENDAR. THEN WE CAN THINK ABOUT S.DAY. WITH OUT DREAMING GET BACK TO WORK GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!

    knight rider Monday, 17 January 2011 08:25 AM

    will this shorten the lunch break ?

    Rujhan Monday, 17 January 2011 02:18 PM

    I think it's a good idea having 5 days of working...
    Advantages,
    On Saturday people spend almost 3-4hours of travelling to work 5 Hours? This is not productive. And People don't really put their effort to work hard on saturdays so waste of A/C,Electricity, Water, Vehicle Fuel for thousands of Motor Bikes,Vans etc....
    It's a superb idea so that people will get their mind refreshed and get back to work in Monday.


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