Govt. urges Private sector to ensure payments for affected employees

AN | Published: 10:30 AM Jan 12 2021
Local Govt. urges Private sector to ensure payments for affected employees

The proposal to ensure that private-sector workers, in sectors such as tourism, who have been forced to remain at home due to the pandemic receives a minimum payment was approved by the Cabinet today.

Minister Gammanpila speaking to the media noted that private sector companies have been urged to ensure that such workers receive 50% of their salaries or Rs 14,500. 

The grace period granted to pay the wages of private-sector employees has been extended till March this year. 

AN | Published: 10:30 AM Jan 12 2021

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