INDIAN JOURNALISTS UNION
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Correpondence Address: G-16/2(First Floor)
National The Plenary / Delegate Session of Indian Journalists Union (IJU) Bhubneshwar / Puri on 17 - 19 December, 2011.
Resolution on Wage Board
The Plenary / Delegate Session of Indian Journalists Union (IJU) strongly condemned attitude of Indian Newspapers Society (INS) for creating hindrance in the way of implementation of Justice Majithia Wage Board for working journalists and non-journalists of newspapers.
It urge the Govt. of India to strictly deal with the newspaper owners. The IJU demands the Govt. to make a stringent law for the owners of the newspapers, who do not enforce the wage board awards, as suggested by Justice Majithia Wage Board, It further demanded that the provision for punishment with imprisonment be introduced in Sub Section (1) and (1A) of Section 18 of the Working Journalists Act by amending Sub Section (1) and (1A) of Section 18 to respectively.
The IJU further demanded that if any employer contravenes any of the provision of this Act, or any rule or order made these under, he shall be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term which may be extend to six months, or with fine or with both.
Whoever, having been convicted of any offence under this Act, is again convicted of an offence involving the contravention of the same provision, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, and shall also be liable to fine.
The IJU further demands that newspapers who do not implement Wage Board Awards should be deprived of DAVP advertisements.
The Session demanded that Central should constitute a central tri-partite committee consisting of employers, union representatives and Govt. to ensure the implementation of the Wage Board Awards.
Similarly, every state should form the tri-partite committee to ensure the implementation of Wage Awards in their respective states.