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    Plantation workers’ strike called off

    December 12, 2018

    The plantation workers’ strike demanding Rs.1,000 wage increment has been called off from today morning following a fruitful discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena, Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) leader Arumugam Thondaman said.

    Despite several round of talks the authorised unions had with the plantation companies. The CWC, the LJEWU and the JPTUC are the unions agitating for the wage increase. All workers belonging to the unions have joined the strike, cripling the entire tea and rubber indusry.
    Work on estates in Hatton, Bogawantalawa, Maskeliya, Talawakelle, Diyagama, Nuwara Eliya, Nawalapitiya, Kandy and Matale have come to a standstill.

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