Increasing private sector salary by 2500 rupees proposal to be presented in Parliament


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Two draft proposals for a 2500-rupee salary increase and a 10,000-rupee minimum salary  in the   private sector are scheduled to be presented in parliament today. 

Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations W. D. J. Seneviratne will be presenting the two proposals.

This will be the first time that the private sector employees’ minimum salary will be decided by a parliamentary Act.

These two drafts have been prepared as a result of a long-standing trade union demand that was made to the Government.

If the Act is passed, the private sector employees’ minimum salary will be Rs. 10,000, the minimum daily wage will be Rs.400.

The ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations said that this would have come into effect from January this year, the arrears would also have to be paid.

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