“Alternate scheme, far more progressive” | Daily News

“Alternate scheme, far more progressive”

The Planters’ Association of Ceylon maintains their position that the alternate scheme offered to the worker wages is far more progressive and would have empowered workers to earn significantly more than just a mere Rs 1,000 per day. The statement further mentions that Regional Plantation Companies (RPC’s) will fulfill their obligations; However, they reiterate that the fixed wage of Rs 1,000 per day will not be beneficial to the worker, in the long run and that the earning model which was offered and rejected, could have made a massive, positive impact on the earning capacity of the estate worker.

“This would have been a mammoth departure from outdated colonial era models currently in place, and would undoubtedly have improved worker livelihoods monumentally”.