Prez increases plantation wage to Rs. 1000

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has increased the the daily wage of a plantation worker to Rs. 1000.

The decision will come into effect from 1 March 2020.

The wage increase was one of Rajapaksa’s election promises.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) and trade unions workers received a daily wage of Rs. 730, which consisted of a basic wage (Rs.500/day), a price share supplement (Rs. 30/day), an attendance allowance (Rs. 60/day), and a productivity incentive (Rs. 140/day).