Wage Boards likely to get extension

The government is understood to have decided to give extension to the Wage Boards for working journalists and non-journalists till December 31 this year.

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2010, 23:05 PM IST

New Delhi: The government is understood
to have decided to give extension to the Wage Boards for
working journalists and non-journalists till December 31 this
year.

Chairman of the Boards Justice Gurbax Rai Majithia
had sought an extension till December 31 to finalise his
recommendations on revision of salary and other benefits.
The term of the Wage Boards had ended on May 23.

Sources in the Labour and Employment Ministry said a
notification in this regard would be issued in a couple of
days.

At a meeting of the Union Cabinet on May 19, Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh had asked Labour and Employment
Minister Mallikarjun Kharge to discuss the issue with
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni.
The Confederation of Newspapers and News Agencies
Employees Organisations, at an emergency meeting on May 21,
had resolved to intensify the agitation if the government did
not accept their demand for granting extension to the Wage
Boards.

PTI