Kerala planters request government to defer wage revision in plantations

Expressing lack of ability to fork out increased wages amid the Covid crisis, the plantation industry has approached the Kerala government with a ask for to postpone the proposed wage revision implemented in the sector.

The planters’ body has urged the government to initiate discussions on revising the wages as was accomplished in the circumstance of government personnel. It was also requested to freeze the variable DA as on July one relevant to plantation staff.

Given the existing price concentrations of tea, rubber, and espresso coupled with the high charge of output, the Association of Planters of Kerala (APK) has educated the government that estates simply cannot operate without having enough assist from the Central and Condition governments. The Covid crisis has experienced a significant effect on the sector, which desires fast and extensive-term assist measures to maintain itself, it added.

The APK pointed out that critical warehouses are filled

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