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IndiaTrade unions stick to Sept 2 strike, reject Govt’s wage hike

Trade unions stick to Sept 2 strike, reject Govt’s wage hike

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Trade unions stick to Sept 2 strike, reject Govt's wage hike

NEW DELHI: Trade unions today said they will go ahead with nation-wide strike on September 2, rejecting as “completely inadequate” the Government's 42 per cent hike in minimum wage to Rs 350 per day.

“The Government's minimum wage announcement is completely inadequate. The strike stands and we demand they should enact a law to fix minimum (universal) wage,” All Trade Union Congress General Secretary Gurudas Dasgupta said.

Earlier in the day, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a slew of labour-friendly measures including hiking of minimum wage to Rs 350 a day for unskilled non-agricultural workers for ‘C' category areas in central sphere.

Calculated monthly, it comes to Rs 9,100 minimum income (for 26 days) which is way below the unions' demand of Rs 18,000. Initially, the unions had demanded Rs 15,000 as minimum monthly income for daily wagers but the demand was revised after the Government accepted the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. (AGENCIES)

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