Inter Company Employees' Union (ICEU) head, Wasantha Samarasinghe said the private sector working cadre that amounts to around 6.5 million would take to the streets if the government fails to address their demands.
Samarasinghe explained that the government should take immediate steps to amend the legislation presented to parliament in 2005 with regard to a salary increase to the private sector.
He added that the amended legislation should be presented to parliament and passed within the government's 100 day programme.
According to Samarasinghe, the government's move to increase salaries of the private sector through wages boards has not been beneficial to the private sector workers.
There is currently a considerable disparity between the minimum wage of the public sector and the private sector in the country. Local media