‘Labour conference will deliberate on minimum wages’

July 09, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:45 am IST - HYDERABAD:

Union Minister for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya on Tuesday stated that the trade unions’ demand to fix minimum wages at Rs.15,000 per month would be discussed at length at the 46{+t}{+h}session of Indian Labour Conference (ILC) to be held at Delhi on July 20 and 21.

He told reporters that the meet would discuss minimum wages and other important issues as part of the two-day deliberations. State Labour Ministers, representatives of the central trade unions, employers and Union Government officials would attend the meeting, he stated.

The demand of trade unions to fix minimum wages at Rs.15,000 per month would figure prominently at the meet, Mr Dattatreya said, adding that social security of workers and implementation of labour laws would be debated at length. He further stated that 989 employment exchanges across the country were being upgraded and modernised as National Career Counselling Centres.

Known as “Labour Parliament” of the country, the ILC will also discuss labour law reforms proposed by the Centre, including the Industrial Disputes Act.

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