Estate sector trade unions in Sri Lanka warn of union action if salary issue not addressed

June 04, Colombo: Estate sector trade unions in Sri Lanka have warned that estate workers may be compelled to resort to union action if their wages are not increased.

The All Ceylon Estate Workers Union (ACEWU) has said that workers in some estates have stopped loading tea into vehicles.

Head of the Union, Ramalingam Chandrasekar has told the media that workers have gradually started to agitate without trade union interventions.

Up Country Workers Union head S. Sathasivam has also said that some workers have started to agitate over the wage issue.

Other trade unions in the estate sector, including the Lanka Jathika Estate Workers Union has warned that it would be compelled to resort to trade union action if negotiations between the unions and employers continue without addressing the wage issue immediately.

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