Friday, January 27, 2023

Tata Motors convoy drivers to get Rs 385 as minimum daily wage

Jamshedpur: Registered convoy drivers of Tata Motors will now get Rs 385 as their daily wage in place of the prior wage of Rs 254. This was informed on Tuesday by All India Convoy Workers’ Union general secretary Gyan Sagar Prasad.

Prasad said Tata Motors plant head AB Lal had assured the union leaders to give the registered convoy drivers revised wages and dearness allowance.

“We have been assured that the registered convoy drivers will be given the daily wages as fixed by the Central government as well as the DA. This is a big achievement for all of us since the convoy drivers have long been struggling to get revised wages with a hike,” said Prasad.

Union leaders said the convoy drivers would start getting the revised daily pay from next week onwards. “The revised rate of minimum wages will be payable with effect from 1st March last. All India Convoy Workers’ Union had been agitating for the minimum wages since 11th January 2016.

The Labour Commissioner of Jharkhand had also ordered payment of minimum wages to the convoy drivers after considering them as skilled workers on 7th May 2016,” said Prasad.

Sources said the company management officials talked to the convoy drivers who organized a sit-in at the main gate of the company around noon along with their family members. The meeting was held in the general office.

Besides the plant head, it was attended by the head security NS Kadyan, senior manager (crime and intelligence) VN Singh on behalf of the company.

The convoy drivers were represented by Gyan Sagar Prasad and president of Convoy Drivers Mazdoor Sangh president Dinesh Pandey. After the meeting, the convoy drivers called off the demonstration.

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