The Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union claims although a proposal was tabled to increase the salary of private and semi government employees by Rs.10,000 through the 2022 Budget, they have not received a response thus far.
Speaking to NewsRadio Joint Secretary of the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union Anton Marcus said all private and semi government employees will stage a protest at the Parliament Roundabout at 1pm tomorrow, calling for their demands to be met.
Anton Marcus said three requests were made in relation to salary increments through the 2022 Budget.
He said they requested the minimum daily wage in the private sector to be increased to Rs.1,000 and the minimum monthly wage of private sector employees to be increased to Rs.26,000.
Anton Marcus noted that the monthly minimum salary is currently Rs.16,000, and therefore all employees who earn less than Rs.60,000 monthly must receive an increment of Rs.10,000.
He said they directed the requests to the Minister of Finance on the 7th of October, and have not received a response yet.
Joint Secretary of the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union Anton Marcus stressed that with the current cost of living an individual is not able to survive with Rs.1,000 daily.
He said since they have not received a favourable response to their requests, representatives of 10 trade unions have organized a protest at the Parliament Roundabout from 1pm tomorrow, when the Budget is being presented.