Economy, tax incentives & labor conditions
The workers in Sri Lanka earn on average 81 dollars per month in the free zones and 68 dollars with l' outside, lower wages at least vital in this country.
(Labour behing the label
, Clearing the hurdles
There have been widespread violations of trade union rights in Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Zones. The zones are managed by the government’s Board of Investment (BOI), which sets wages and working conditions and has a history of discouraging union activity. In the past, union members have faced intimidation, and new workers have been warned not to join unions.
, Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights
Minimum wage noted (US$/day)
2005 5 US$/day at/for Reebok International Ltd.
(year, wage and name of the contracting company)
2005 5 US$/day at/for Courtaulds Textile plc.
2005 5 US$/day at/for Nike Inc.
2005 5 US$/day at/for Adidas AG
2005 5 US$/day at/for Triumph International
2005 5 US$/day at/for Liz Claiborne, Inc.
Main labor right violations
2006 Columbia Sportswear Co. 87,98
(year, company name and norm number)
2006 Nike Inc. 87,98
2006 Prima Ltd 87
2006 VF Corp. 87,98