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Economy, Labor

minimum wage, unskilled workers, trade unions, welfare, enforcement

In 2000 some 8.5 million Sri Lankans were economically active, mostly unskilled workers. About one-third of all workers were organized in some 1,500 trade unions. Progressive labor legislation has been enacted, covering minimum wage, health, and welfare, but enforcement has proven difficult because of staff shortages.



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