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All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) demanded the BJP government pass the Wage Code Bill in the ensuing parliament session.

The bill hikes the daily wage to Rs 375 from Rs 178.

Central government minimum wages advisory board recommendation Rs 375 as per consumer price index (CPI) based on the July 2018,” said AITUC state secretary Ranjan Chowdhury.

“But surprisingly union labor minister Santosh Gangover said minimum wages approved is Rs 178 and it will shortly come to the Lok Sabha,” added Chowdhury.

Chowdhury further said that the organization condemns the decision and said that it will affect around 45 crores, working-class people.

He also threatened to launch massive agitation if the government did not approve the Rs 375 Wage Code Bill.

“Sustaining a family in Rs 178 is difficult,” Chowdury added.

He also said that like ‘One Nation One Vote’, AITUC also demands ‘One Nation One Minimum Wage’.

“Rs 600 should be the minimum wage and this has already been proposed by International Labour Organization and Indian Labour Conference,” he added.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com

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