NEW DELHI, Feb. 11 � While welcoming the decision to implement Majithia Wage Board recommendations, Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) has called upon other newspapers to follow the example set by The Assam Tribune.
In a joint statement today, DUJ president Sujata Madhok and general secretary SK Pande said that the Union has sent letters demanding implementation to the ministries concerned.
It is over a year since the Majithia Wage Board submitted its report to the Government of India, consequent to which, the government issued a notification on November 11, 2011.
The DUJ condemned the attitude of some of the managements who are not implementing the recommendations, taking shelter behind a petition filed in the Supreme Court, despite the apex court refusing to grant any stay on the implementation of the award.
The DUJ has already represented before the Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit and the Delhi Labour Minister, along with representatives of the photographers and the Delhi Press Unity Centre with several unions.
It has now taken up the matter with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Minister for Labour Mallikarjun Kharge and Information and Broadcasting minister Ambika Soni, for seeking their intervention to ensure formation of tripartite committees in all states to monitor implementation of the wage board.