Employees seek risk allowance arrears
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 06 October 1999, 18:52 GMT]
Employees of the Valaichenai Paper Factory in Batticaloa staged a protest this afternoon demanding the company pays the risk allowance it owes for 1996 and 1997.
Government employees serving in the north-east are paid an extra 12.5 % of their salary as risk allowance. However the allowance has not been paid for 1999 to any of the Paper Mill employees sources said.
Today's protest was backed by six labour unions in the factory.
The employees said they will protest daily until they receive their allowances and warned that they strike if their demands are not met.