The Central Trade Unions have demanded Rs. 18,000 as minimum wage for contract workers and it is one of the demands on which a one day strike will take place on 2nd September 2016. The demand for a minimum wage of Rs.15,000 has been updated to Rs. 18,000, after the VII CPC has recommended Rs.10,000 as the lowest wage on the basis of the Dr. Akroyd formula. While this demand is pending, the government is proposing Rs. 10,000 only as minimum wage to contract workers. This is discrimination and denial justice.
BSNLCCWF strongly oppose the move of the Central government to fix a minimum wage less than Rs. 18,000. It strongly demands that the minimum wage for contract workers be fixed at Rs.18,000.