Posted on 10.19.2018 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The estate workers in Dikoya Alugalla Junction and Dikoya Puliyawatta demanded an increase of their daily wage up to 1,000 rupees.
They engaged in a protest in the past few days after they had failed in the lengthy discussions with plantation owners to raise their daily wages up to 1,000 rupees.
At present, the basic salary of a plantation worker is 500 rupees. Even after adding all the allowances which can be achieved only after showing more than 90% attendance, it will still be Rs 720/= a day.
This is not an enough salary at all even to maintain the basic needs of plantation workers.
The plantation officers and the representatives of the workers both say that they will represent the workers for their rights. However it is a common occurrence that they all finally take plantation owners side leaving all