The Central Government has announced that it has decided to increase the minimum wage to Rs.10,000 in a month, though the demand of the Central Trade Unions was for Rs.18,000. The Chief Labour Commissioner has accordingly issued notification in Gazette for increasing minimum wage to Rs.350 per day instead of Rs.650 as demanded. Two months were given to employers and workers to express their unions. BSNLCCWF has personally submitted its opinion that the daily minimum wages need to be increased to Rs.650.
However the orders are yet to be issued. We demand immediate issue of notification, since 2 months are already over.