The issue of Justice Majithia wage boards for journalists and non-journalists employees will come up before the Cabinet on October 25, Union Labour Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge said on Sunday.

“The issue will come up in the next Cabinet meeting on October 25,” he told reporters Coonoor on the sidelines of the annual conference of the United Planters Assoication of South India (UPASI). When pointed out that the issue was long pending, Mr. Kharge said, “We hope it will be solved now.”

The report of the wage boards was submitted to the Union Government in December last year.

On October 11, the Supreme Court refused to restrain the Union Cabinet from taking any decision on the wage boards’ recommendations turning down pleas by various newspaper managements to do so.

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