State workers protest; say “politicians, trade unions lied to us”

State workers protest; say “politicians, trade unions lied to us”

27 January 2019 02:00 pm

A group of state workers in Bogawantalawa area had launched a protest today (27) saying that the new daily wage of Rs 700 per day is insufficient. The Rs 140 allowance given to them earlier had not been included in the new daily wage, they added.

The protestors started the protest today morning blocking the Hatton Bagowantalawa Balangoda main road. Due to the protest, the road was completely blocked, the Bogawantalawa police said.

The protestors said that although politicians initially promised to give a basic wage of Rs 1,000, they have now agreed to give Rs 700 only.

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They went on to say that the agreement between the two parties on the salary increment must not be signed.

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