Jamshedpur, Oct 16: Ten central trade unions including Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh have made a 12 point charter of demands that include minimum wages of Rs 18 thousand per month. These trade unions, with the exception of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh had called a strike with these demands on September 2 last.
According to a press release by Jharkhand Asangathit Mazdoor Union (JAMU), a day before the strike call of September 2, the prime minister, Narendra Modi through the print and electronic media, phones and SMSs, made an announcement that the minimum daily wage for unskilled workers would be Rs 350, tne monthly salary for security guards would Rs 15 thousand and gunmen Rs 25 thousand. This made the labour unions happy and they expected the upgraded scales to be implemented from the month of September last.
But that did not happen and it left workers peeved. The trade unions have blamed the corporate houses and government red tapeism that had prevented the prime minister�s announcement from implementation.
The meeting was attended by union general secretary Swapan Kumar Ghoshal, Narasingh Rao, Ramesh Mukhi, Ramdas Karua, Ram Ayodhya Ram, Sulochana Sahu, Basanti Hembram, Karan Hembram, Lalmani Prajapati, S Pramanick and other members.