Trade union seeks enhancement of labour wage

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Reiterating its thirteen-point charter of demands, the Joint Working Committee of Arunachal Pradesh Trade Union(JWCAPTU) on Wednesday demanded placing the issue of enhancement of the existing labour wage to Rs 18,000 in the forthcoming budget session in the State Legislative Assembly.
In a press conference held here at the Press Club, JWCAPTU chairman Changma Tajo claimed that Chief Minister Pema Khandu had assured to enhance some amount whether the enhancement notification from the Centre arrived or not on 4th August, 2017.
The joint committee also demanded the state government to regularise those workers who have completed 12 years and above by framing proper policy for regularisation.
Stating that come departments have implemented voluntarily retirement service, Tajo informed that few technical departments are yet to be adopted, and urged the government to implement the VRS policy.
The union also asked the government to release adhoc bonus and one-time gratuitous relief, as one-time gratuitous relief of Rs 2000 for all contingency workers was already released by the Finance department on 22 February last.
The JWCAPTU had earlier launched series of agitation demanding that the state government address its 13-point charter of demands.
The other demands of the union includes reservation of 75 percent in group C&D posts for contingency workers, appointment under compassionate ground, regularisation of ALCs, abolition of muster roll system in Forest & Environment department and increase of Aganwadi workers and helpers remuneration, and regularisation and enhancement of staff salaries of APB&OCWWB, etc.