NEW DELHI, June 7 � Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees� Organisations (CNNAEO) today strongly protested �delay� in notification of wage boards reports and warned of a nationwide agitation on June 10 if the government failed to approve the Majithia recommendations immediately, reports PTI.
�We do not understand the reason for the government not notifying Majithia wage board�s reports on wage fixation in the news organisations... If it is done deliberately under pressure of the media owners we would not tolerate it,� CNNAEO general secretary M S Yadav said.
�If the government does not immediately notify the recommendations of the Majithia wage board, the entire workforce of the newspaper industry will have no option but to launch a nation-wide agitation on Friday (June 10) against the government,� Yadav warned after an emergency meeting of the body.
CNNAEO is spearheading the nationwide agitation for early notification of the wage boards recommendations for journalists and non-journalists of newspapers and news agencies.
Besides Yadav, Santosh Kumar, Madan Talwar and Roopchand of AINEF, IJU�s Suresh Akhauri, Madan Singh, K B Pandit and S N Sinha, IFWJ�s Parmanand Pandey, NUJI�s Rajendra Prabhu, M D Gangwar, UNI�s M L Joshi and PTI�s Sanjay Sinha and Ajay Tyagi attended the meeting.
The Confederation has termed as �false, misleading and suppressive of facts� the contention of the media owners that the impact of the wage board report would lead to closure of newspapers.
CNNAEO has already issued a detailed point-by-point clarification of the INS (Indian Newspaper Society) �falsehood� in this regard, Yadav said.