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JFA demand Wage board benefits

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, May 10 - The Journalists� Forum Assam (JFA), while maintaining its demand for all due benefits to media employees including the journalists in accordance with the guidelines of Majithia Wage Board, has urged the managements of media houses in the region to implement the latest wage board recommendations to show respect to the apex court of the country.

It may be mentioned that barring the Assam Tribune Group of Publications, no media house in north-east India has so far implemented the Majithia Wage Board recommendations even though the Supreme Court had asked every newspaper (and news agency) management in the country to offer benefits to their employees following the new wage board directives.

�Lately, two established media groups of Guwahati have shown interest to implement the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board, which we would like to appreciate herewith,� said a statement issued by the JFA, adding that other media houses of the region should also follow the direction at the earliest.

The JFA also appealed to those media groups not to play tricks with the interests of their employees by offering illogical and unethical proposals. The media forum pointed out that a number of media groups in different parts of the country had asked most of their senior employees either to resign for no reason or give written consent accepting whatever benefits the owners could provide, implying to ignore the new wage board benefits.

�The mediapersons engaged in newspapers and news agencies across the country should get united over the issue and fight for their dues.

�Moreover they should also continue raising their voice for logical benefits to their counterparts in the electronic media as well,� said the JFA statement issued by its president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.

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JFA demand Wage board benefits

GUWAHATI, May 10 - The Journalists� Forum Assam (JFA), while maintaining its demand for all due benefits to media employees including the journalists in accordance with the guidelines of Majithia Wage Board, has urged the managements of media houses in the region to implement the latest wage board recommendations to show respect to the apex court of the country.

It may be mentioned that barring the Assam Tribune Group of Publications, no media house in north-east India has so far implemented the Majithia Wage Board recommendations even though the Supreme Court had asked every newspaper (and news agency) management in the country to offer benefits to their employees following the new wage board directives.

�Lately, two established media groups of Guwahati have shown interest to implement the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board, which we would like to appreciate herewith,� said a statement issued by the JFA, adding that other media houses of the region should also follow the direction at the earliest.

The JFA also appealed to those media groups not to play tricks with the interests of their employees by offering illogical and unethical proposals. The media forum pointed out that a number of media groups in different parts of the country had asked most of their senior employees either to resign for no reason or give written consent accepting whatever benefits the owners could provide, implying to ignore the new wage board benefits.

�The mediapersons engaged in newspapers and news agencies across the country should get united over the issue and fight for their dues.

�Moreover they should also continue raising their voice for logical benefits to their counterparts in the electronic media as well,� said the JFA statement issued by its president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.