Plantation companies fail to adhere to new Collective Agreement: Thondaman | Daily News

Plantation companies fail to adhere to new Collective Agreement: Thondaman

Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) leader Arumugam Thondaman yesterday said that the plantation companies have failed to adhere to the new Collective Agreement signed between plantation trade unions and the Ceylon Employers’ Federation last month, to increase the daily wage of estate workers to Rs. 730.

“Several plantation companies have violated the clauses mentioned in the Collective Agreement by arbitrarily changing the normal quantity of tea that has to be plucked without consensus,” he told the media.

Thondaman urged plantation companies not to haphazardly take decisions that go against the Collective Agreement clauses.

“The CWC would resort to stern action if the plantation companies do not ensure the workers receive their fair share of the deal,”he said.

Thondaman noted that they met the Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne and inform him about plantation companies violating the Collective Agreement clauses and added that the Minister immediately contacted the Ceylon Employees Federation and directed them to look into the issue.

“The CWC has been asked to provide the details of the Plantation Companies that violated the agreement,”Thondaman said. He pointed out that they have violated 1 A (iv) and (vi) of the Collective Agreement clauses. 


 

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