Decision on interim relief for journos in a week: Oscar

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Bangalore, Jul 26 (UNI) The Centre will take a decision within a week on the implementation of interim relief for journalists and non-journalists as recommended by the Wage Board, Union Minister of State for Labour Oscar Fernandes said today.

Talking to UNI here, he said his Ministry had received the report submitted by the Wage Board, headed by Justice K Narayana Kurup, set up for wage revision of journalists and non-journalists working in news agencies and newspapers.

''I will go through the report and recommend to the Cabinet for approval. It has to go through the Cabinet before implementation and I hope within a week a decision may be taken in this regard.'' The Wage Board had recommended in June payment of an interim relief of 30 per cent of the basic pay of journalists and non-journalists working in news agencies and newspapers, from January this year.

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