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The daily wages for estate workers has been increased to Rs 515 with the signing of a new collective agreement between the trade unions and the employers today. A spokesman from the Janatha Estate Workers Union told Daily Mirror that the unions signed a new collective agreement with the employers today. (YP)

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  • Fayad Monday, 06 June 2011 10:50 AM

    Much needed boost for the estate workers
    hope their living standard will also improve.

    Chandana Monday, 06 June 2011 10:52 AM

    Hope JVP won't try take credit for this also.

    Madhan Monday, 06 June 2011 12:00 PM

    Agree

    Konde Bendapuchhena Monday, 06 June 2011 12:09 PM

    Good thing it is signed without any strike or Stop of the work.hats off to everyone involved

    MOHAMED Monday, 06 June 2011 12:15 PM

    GREAT MOVE.

    samosa Monday, 06 June 2011 12:47 PM

    That's a great news! How nice if we could solve our salary problems in a peaceful manner...

    Oyage sudu kella Monday, 06 June 2011 01:02 PM

    Good. Good. Happy for these people, but my daily wage is much less.... aiyo.. aiyo..

    pam Monday, 06 June 2011 01:21 PM

    It is good for the workers but could the estate afford this pay hike. If the income of the estates stays the same or less then estates will reduce the workers to keep the estates functioning. If it gets worse they may even close down. So did the pay hike did good to the estate workers ? To compensate the estates should receive more for their green leaf they produce. Not the current prices.

    Sunilraja Monday, 06 June 2011 01:25 PM

    They are better off than Colombo workers. Family income will become at least 30,000 per month plus housing water medical, No transport cost, clothing cost is very small as living in the workplace itself. Sadly at least 50% will spend for Arrack. See how many liquar bars in a town like Bogawantalawa, Norwood.

    jaya Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:04 AM

    They got Pay hick due to strong Union, why others not unite.

    cman Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:39 AM

    Those estate workers deserve more than this.

    YP Tuesday, 07 June 2011 06:23 AM

    Well said!


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