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Plantation Workers Pay Dispute in Sri-Lanka

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Yorkie Bar
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Sep 19 2009 08:54
Plantation Workers Pay Dispute in Sri-Lanka

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KI18Df04.html

Anyone have more details on the situation? The above article is pretty vague, but it sounds big - considering the number of workers affected (almost a million) and the ambitiousness of their demands (a pay increase of over two thirds).

~J.

Yorkie Bar
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Sep 19 2009 09:08

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/sep2009/slpl-s09.shtml

Found this on some trot site, gives some more details and a little history, with a decent, anti-union angle. Also mentioned that:

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On some estates, workers have hoisted black flags

~J.