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CWC to hold talks with President on the wage issue of estate workers

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 10, 2018 19:03

CWC to hold talks with President on the wage issue of estate workers

The Ceylon Workers Congress has said that it plans to discuss with the President with respect to increasing the basic daily wage of the estate labourers. This was mentioned by Parliamentarian Arumugam Thondaman at a news briefing held at the Ceylon Workers Congress Head Office at Kotagala in Hatton. The estate workers strike is effective for the sixth day today.
Parliamentarian Arumugam Thondaman said that the talks were only postponed when discussions were earlier held hitherto with regard to the wages of the estate labourers. The talks were postponed without finding a solution. They expected to conclude the talks expeditiously this time. They expect to hold talks with the President and grant 1000 rupees to the estate workers. The workers are continuously engaged in a strike demanding a wage hike. He said that they should fight to achieve their target. He was optimistic that the demonstrations staged by the workers would be successful. This would enable to sort out the issue.
Vice President of the Ceylon Workers Congress P. Shakthivel pointed out that a wage hike is essential when considering the cost of living. He said that their leader Arumugam Thondaman informed this issue when the new Prime Minister took this matter. The matter was raised despite the problems in Parliament. The employers were brought to his office and the matter discussed. He expressed his thanks for discussing this issue. The interim injunction is the issue within the country. But this is a matter of an issue related to the people’s hunger. He was optimistic that the President would sort out the matter.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 10, 2018 19:03