New Delhi: Concerned over "undue delay" in
notifying the recommendations of Justice Majithia Wage Board
for working journalists, a union of journalists on Sunday demanded
their immediate notification by the Centre, threatening to
launch an agitation if it was not done.
The National Executive Committee of the Indian
Journalists Union (IJU), which met in Delhi, said it
"strongly feels" that the central government is delaying the
"The working journalists have been eagerly waiting for
the wage revision which has long been due and any further
delay will force them to take to agitational path to achieve
their legitimate right to just wages," a statement issued by
the Union said.
It also expressed concern over the Supreme Court
judgement holding that any working journalist, whose services
were terminated for misconduct of any type, was not entitled
to gratuity under Section 5 of the Working Journalists Act.
"It demanded that the central government immediately
amend the Act to plug the loophole and protect the interests
of working journalists in the country," the statement said.