The Kejriwal Government has issued orders increasing the minimum wage of the workers in Delhi from the present Rs. 9,568 to Rs. 14,055 an increase of over 50%. The wages for the semi-skilled is increased from Rs. 10,582 to Rs. 15,471 and skilled from Rs. 11,622 to Rs. 17,033.
We congratulate the Delhi AAP Government for the fully justified increase. The Central Trade Unions have demanded the Central Government to increase the minimum wages to Rs.18,000. Though government agreed to increase to Rs.10,000, even for that no orders have been issued. This is one of the demand in the 2nd September Nationwide Strike.