The government today decided to exclude the employees of the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Katunayake from the proposed pension scheme for private sector workers, Western Provincial Council Minister Nimal Lansa said today.
Mr. Lansa told Daily Mirror that President Rajapaksa contacted him over the phone informed the decision.
The employees of the FTZ held a protest yesterday too against the proposed pension scheme which the government has vowed to bring with amendments. Later, MP Mrs. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Mr. Lansa and other area politicians raised the matter with the President at a special meeting in Temple Trees. (Kelum Bandara)
Let make the pension scheme optional. So those who see this as a good move can join in. This will force the gov to make the scheme attractive.
goya Monday, 30 May 2011 09:20 AM
so now others should start protesting.....then can save their money from hora political ajendas....people don't need such a scheme...then why this government is trying to impose this on people...there should hidden reasons behind this...as Ranil said IMF ajenda.....i think working community in Colombo also should raise their voice....this is a unfair deal...people don't even earn sufficient money to run their day to day life...in the meantime government is trying to penalise their stomaches also?
Roshan Monday, 30 May 2011 09:54 AM
Is the Govt worried about the strong protest by FTZ employees numbering more than 250,000.
siripala Monday, 30 May 2011 09:59 AM
Power of workers. good lesson for everybody. If we standup for our rights we can win
Concerned Monday, 30 May 2011 10:15 AM
In the same way exclude the rest also. Then the problem is over!
Minister Monday, 30 May 2011 10:16 AM
Hats off to the workforce of the FTZ.
Kamkaruwa Monday, 30 May 2011 10:12 AM
Who says there is no democarcy.
sanju Monday, 30 May 2011 10:31 AM
Yes, no one want this pension.Why only for FTZ
Dushantha Monday, 30 May 2011 11:06 AM
wara Monday, 30 May 2011 11:16 AM
This Pension Scheme is worse than Sakvithi's Scheme!
Appu Monday, 30 May 2011 12:21 PM
I really don't know the details of this pension scheme but it seems like not benifiting people. Why government pressing so hard if people don't want it? Something is very fishy!
Black Mamba Tuesday, 31 May 2011 04:27 AM
Revenge is so sweet!!!
LK Law Tuesday, 31 May 2011 05:11 AM
I guess except for you and the 5 likes everybody else who vied this does..
Antentte Tuesday, 31 May 2011 06:49 AM
We also don't want that, not only for FTZ workers ...........................
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