NEW DELHI, June 10 � Workers of newspapers and news agencies today staged demonstration in front of the Labour Ministry and INS to protest �delay� in notification of wage boards. Agitators, under the banner of Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees� Organisations shouted slogans against the Indian Newspaper Society for spreading �lies� against the wage boards.
They also criticised the government for delaying notification of the wage revision under �influence� of media owners.
Addressing the protestors, CNNAEO general secretary M S Yadav said if the wage boards was not notified by June 16, workers of news organisations would organise a nationwide strike against the government.
Yadav contested the �lies� spread by INS against the wage boards and warned the newspapers body to �stop working against the interest of the workers� by denying them the much-needed hike in wages.
The CNNAEO general secretary assailed the INS for �influencing� the government to �deny� wage revisions to lakhs of journalists and non-journalists of newspapers and news agencies across the country who were facing difficulties to meet their daily needs due to hike in prices of essential commodities.
Besides Yadav, IJU�s Suresh Akhauri and Madan Singh,IFWJ�s Parmanand Pandey, NUJI�s Rajendra Prabhu and Manohar Singh, UNI�s M L Joshi and Mukhesh Kaushik and PTI�s John Gonsalve, Swapan Acharya, Sanjay Sinha, Rajbir Singh and Ajay Tyagi demanded early notification of wage boards report. � PTI