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AAPWU demands fixation of minimum labour wages at national level

Written by: Staff

Itanagar, Sept 11 (UNI) The All Arunahal Pradesh Workers' Union (AAPWU) has urged the state government to fix the minimum wages of labourers in the state at par with the national floor level.

Presenting its 11-point charter of demands to state Labour Minister on the occasion of the fourth state level annual conference of the union here yesterday, the AAPWU demanded the government to comply with the High Court directives in this regard and take appropriate steps for fixing minimum wages at Rs 66 for labourers in the state.

The union demanded to include old age benefits for casual workers and for those who were not in a position to work.

Urging the state government to formulate policy for the promotion of casual labour to the higher grade, the union further demanded for eighty per cent reservation of regular posts for contingency workers besides fixation of minimum wages for workers in private industry in consonance with Minimum Wages Act 1948, aimed at protecting and safeguarding the interest of those workers belonging to disadvantaged sections.

The other demands included promotion of employees on completion of 15 years of service, upgradation of pay scale of work inspector (Grade I and II) from Rs 4000 to Rs 6000 as equivalent to other staff having same scale of pay.

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