Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I will speak to PM: Karnataka Governor assures BNEU

I will speak to PM: Karnataka
Governor assures BNEU

Bangalore: Karnataka Governor Mr. H.R. Bharadwaj, on Tuesday 22nd March 2011, assured the Journalists and Non Journalists of News Paper Industry that, he will convey the feelings of them to the Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh and urge him for immediate implementation of the recommendations of Justice Majithia Wage Board.

Talking to the delegation of Bangalore Newspaper Employees Union (BNEU) he said that once the Wage Board submits its recommendations, Government should initiate action to implement its recommendations without undue delay.

He recollected his days as Union  Minister and said that he took swift action to implement the News Paper Employees Wage Board recommendations during that time.

Wage Board for the pay revision of Journalists and Non Journalists was formed after long duration, and the demand for implementation is reasonable, he said adding that He will directly speak with Prime Minister and request him to resolve the issue.

Delegation led by BNEU President Sri M.C. Narasimhan submitted the memorandum to the Governor demanding the immediate implementation of Wage Board recommendations.

Earlier, hundreds of Journalists and Non - Journalists took out a procession from Mahatma Gandhi Road to Raj Bhavan shouting slogans against the delay in the implementation.

Journalists and Non - Journalist members from Prajavani- Deccan Herald, Samyukta Karnataka, Indian Express- Kannada Prabha, The Hindu, The Times of Inida and Press Trust of India etc participated in the procession.

The procession was organised by BNEU on the call given by All India Newspaper Employees Federation.

In Kerala:
According to report from PTI from Thiruvananthapuram, Employees of various newspapers and news agencies held a march to the Raj Bhavan here demanding immediate implementation of the recommendations of the Wage Board for pay revision.

The march, attended by employees from all parts of the state, was part of the nationwide agitation by All India Newspaper Employees Federation.

The march, started from Kanakakkunnu palace, was organised by Kerala Newspaper Employees Federation (KNEF).

Congress leader M M Hassan, RSP general secretary T J Chandrachoodan and Kerala Press Academy chairman S R Sakthidharan addressed the employees

In Parliament: Demand in LS for implementation of journalists wage board

New Delhi, Mar 22 (PTI) A strong demand was made in the Lok Sabha today for immediate implementation of the Justice Majithia Wage Board for working journalists and non-journalists.
Raising the issue during a debate on the Finance Bill, RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh also questioned the delay in implementation of the recommendations submitted to the government on December 31.

"Why no action has been taken (on the recommendations) so far? Why has the decision being put on the backburner," he asked.

Singh stressed on immediate implementation of the Wage Board recommendations as a measure for further strengthening the democratic process in the country.

Mediapersons from across the country have decided to organise a rally in front of the Labour Ministry here on March 24 to protest the "delay" in implementation of wageboard's recommendations for newspapers and news agencies' employees..

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