No festive season bonus for state sector – JVP
The JVP charges the festive season bonus which has been granted to state sector employees every year in the past has been forfeited this year.
Speaking at a media briefing held at the JVP party headquarters Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath charged that even the Complementary Festival Loan Scheme which was introduced this year has become merely a ruse to deceive state sector workers.
He noted even the interest rate on the loan scheme was misleading and accused the government of burdening the people.
Meanwhile Herath also charged that the people have been greatly burdened due to a sharp rise in the prices of goods in comparison to November 2019.
He urged the government to reduce the prices of goods before the entire country rises up in protest at increasingly difficult living conditions.
He stressed goods such as Dhal, Coconut Oil, Sugar, Sprats, Coconuts have all risen exponentially, adding the government is pushing the people towards desperation.
Herath remarked that even despite the government refusing to grant fuel concessions, it has been unable to get the economy under control.
(Source: News Radio)
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Contradicting news item with JVP claim :
Govt approves bonuses for staff of corporations, State-owned companies
December 24, 2020 at 1:28 AM
Staff of State corporations and fully State-owned companies are to receive bonus payments for the year 2020.
According to the Daily FT, the Finance Ministry has approved the bonus payments.
Treasury Secretary S. R. Attygalle said the bonus payments will be based on the institutions’ audited financial statements for the year 2019.
The Treasury has proposed for the bonus payments to be within the range of Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 15,000.
The highest will be granted for employees of those institutions that recorded profits in 2019 and least for those who continued to make losses and failed to reduce losses in 2019.
The circular on the Treasury’s approval for bonus payments has been issued to all secretaries of Ministries and State Ministries, and Chairpersons of State Corporations and fully State-owned companies. (NewsWire)
It is the Estate Workers for whom JVP should feel sympathy ?
State Sector employees are a luckiest lot when compared other sector workers in SL.