The national executive committee of the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has expressed serious concern over the undue delay in notifying the recommendations of the Justice Majithia Wage Board for working journalists.
The national executive that met here on March 5 and 6 strongly felt that the Centre was delaying the notification “succumbing to the pressure’’ by the managements of the media organisations. The working journalists have been eagerly waiting for the long due wage revision and any further delay will force them to take agitational path to achieve their legitimate right to just wages. The IJU demands that the government should notify recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board without any further delay.
The national executive also expressed deep concern over the judgement of the Supreme Court holding that any working journalist, whose services were terminated for misconduct of any type, was not entitled to gratuity under section 5 of the Working Journalists Act. It demanded that the Central government should immediately amend the Act to plug the loophole and protect the interests of the working journalists in the country.
Keywords: journalists' Wage Board