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    February 19, 2015

    The National Labour Council has agreed to increase the salaries of workers in the Private Sector parallel to the salary increase in the public sector, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today addressing the weekly Cabinet Briefing held at the Government Information Department on Thursday (19).

    The Government has called on the National Labour Council to increase the salaries of workers in the Private Sector parallel to the salary increase in the Public Sector.

     

    Accordingly it has been agreed to increase the private Sector salary by 15% - 35% according to profits and to increase the minimum salary level to Rs.10,000.

     

    The Minister pointed out that although the privater sector salary increase are covered by Wage Board, the shops and hotels does not come under the Wage Board. However, the Minister said that their salaries too should be increased by 15%.

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