The State Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya stated in the Parliament on 25th April 2016 that the minimum wage for the contract workers has been fixed at Rs. 10,000. The central trade unions have been demanding for a minimum wage of Rs.18,000, but the same was not accepted by the government. The CTUs have also decided to go on strike on 2nd September 2016, on a Charter of Demands including this.
The Minister also stated that the minimum wage has been fixed considering the cost of living and the judgment of the Supreme Court.
The minimum wage is fixed at Rs.10,000. Now another struggle will have to be fought to get it implemented for the contract workers. Workers are waiting for the order to be issued.