Agitated over the delay in notification of wage boards reports, workers of newspapers and news agencies will hold a massive rally in front of the Labour Ministry and Indian Newspaper Society (INS) in New Delhi on Friday against efforts to deny the much-needed wage hike for employees.

A decision to this effect was taken on Thursday by the Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees’ Organisations (CNNAEO) after a meeting.

The agitators would demonstrate in front of the INS to vent their “anger” against it for spreading “lies” against wage revision for journalists and non-journalists and working overtime to “influence” the government to deny the much-needed wage hike for employees, CNNAEO general secretary M. S. Yadav said.

The CNNAEO leaders threatened to intensify their agitation by organising stir across the country if the government did not promptly act in the interest of the news organisations’ workforce and notify the Majithia wage boards recommendations immediately.

“Many Cabinet ministers whom we met shared our concerns over the delay in notification of wage boards. AICC Treasurer Motilal Vohra had even assured us to convey the legitimate demands of the workers to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi...we fail to understand that despite expressing kind words what is preventing the government from notifying the reports,” Mr. Yadav said.

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