NUJ (I) welcomes Government decision on Wage Board
New Delhi: October 25: The National Union of Journalists (India) today welcomed the Government decision to accept the recommendations of the Justice Majithia Wage Boards on the emoluments of working journalists and non-journalists in the newspapers and news agencies.
In a statement, issued in New Delhi today, the NUJ (I) president Prajnananda Ch…oudhury and Secretary General Ras Bihari said they welcome the Government decision accepting the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Boards but at the same time regret the long delay of ten months in government coming to a decision after the recommendations were received on December 31, 2010.
We also congratulate the Confederation of Newspaper Employees Unions and its General Secretary M.S. Yadav for the relentless effort put in along with the NUJ (I) and other constituent unions to bring the Boards into existence and successfully conclude their work and then get the Government to adopt the recommendations, they said in the statement.
The statement further said the newspaper/news agency employees displayed exemplary unity of purpose and readiness to sacrifice for the cause of getting the Wage Boards function, recommend and get the government notify the recommendations. This solidarity would further strengthen the trade union movement among the newspaper/news agency employees under the leadership of the Confederation.
The NUJ (I) would wait for the Government notification on the issue before giving its detailed response to the long delayed step raising the emoluments of the employees, working journalists and non-journalists alike that has come, it is recalled, 13 long years after the last revision.
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