Labour unions will pitch for hourly minimum wages in tune with changing times, said president of Indian National Trade Union Congress G. Sanjeeva Reddy.
“Minimum wages per hour will be the main demand of worker unions this year. In most developed countries, hourly wages are being given to employees and we want to implement similar policies in India too,” Mr. Sanjeev Reddy said in his address to members of the AP State Electricity Employees’ Union on Monday.
The 89-year-old union leader met union leaders a day before the commencement of the nationwide general strike.
Justifying the call for the general strike, Mr. Sanjeeva Reddy said all trade unions would be taking part in the strike to pressure Prime Minister Narendra Modi to roll back privatisation of public enterprises.