Goa government revises minimum wages

Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 22:29

Panaji: Goa government today revised
minimum wages to the workers hiking it by nearly 30 per cent,
though labour unions showed their dissatisfaction over the
quantum of raise.

State Labour Minister Joaquim Alemao this afternoon
announced that the minimum wages to various skilled,
semi-skilled and unskilled workers would be raised from Rs 103
per day to Rs 150 per day in 20 scheduled employment
categories.

The revision in the wages has come after almost three
years and it will benefit around three lakh workforce from
organised and unorganised sector.

Alemao, briefing media after holding Goa Labour
Welfare Board meeting, said that labour inspectors would be
commissioned in every industry to ensure that the minimum
wages commitment is honoured by the owners.

Various labour union leaders, labour department
officers and representatives of industry, were present for the
meeting held at secretariat.

The pay revision will be effective from December 24,
2009.
"The workers would be paid the arrears," Alemao said.

The minister said that the last revision had come on March 15,
2007 and since then the labour unions have been pressing for
the increase through their various agitations.

-PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 22:29
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