Cement workers demand 8-fold hike in basic wages

The cement workers' federation (INCWF) has said that the minimum basic salary at the lowest level should be at least Rs18,200 per month, up from Rs2,125 per month currently

Over 1.35 lakh workers in the cement industry are demanding an over 8-fold hike in their minimum basic wages from the coming fiscal year, reports PTI.

In a memorandum of demands submitted to the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) on Monday, the Indian National Cement Workers' Federation (INCWF) said that the minimum basic salary at the lowest level should be at least Rs18,200 per month, up from Rs2,125 per month currently.

The demand by the workers comes ahead of the expiry of a wage settlement agreement signed by workers and manufacturers in 2005. The pact is to lapse on 31 March 2010.

The workers have also demanded that the existing number of grades of workers should be brought down to four from 13 presently, INCWF general secretary N Nanjappan said in the memorandum.

Among the demands is an interim relief of Rs10,000 per month to the workers if the new wage settlement is not agreed to by June 2010.

INCWF also asked the CMA to commence wage negotiations at the earliest to cover “the entire 1.35 lakh cement workers of India working in the 142 functioning cement units”.

As per the requirements of the Industrial Disputes Act 1947, the Federation has already served the notice for the termination of the existing wage settlement.

When contacted, a senior CMA official said, "The charter of demands will go to the CMA president and then a committee will look into it. We will decide only after that."
 

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    COMMENTS

    neeraj tripathi

    10 years ago

    sir
    please compare the salary of govt. workers and employee of private cement factories ,you will find a huge difference;i want to know that why it is this

    balkishan pareta

    1 decade ago

    Its the time when CMA is not paying any honor regarding to workers demands, a hard step should be taken.
    most of workers wants strike, so preparation of strike should be started.

    Neeraj

    1 decade ago


    Why there is delay on decision ?
    We are aspecting for improvement in our wages in considering the inflation currently and also considering the difference between sixth pay commission and our wages.
    We are hoping for reply earlier.

    r s more

    1 decade ago

    Dear sir,
    compare to other employee of govt.deptt our income is very low
    what happen wage board after meeting

    G Sawian

    1 decade ago

    Compare to other employee of Govt. Deptt. our income is very low

    mittu

    1 decade ago

    what happen wage board demand after aug met

    dakeswar gardia

    1 decade ago

    what happen wage board demand

    1 decade ago

    ravi

    1 decade ago

    related news of cement wage board meeting about revision of wages for workers

    r s more

    1 decade ago

    what happen wage board demand

    dauleshwar verma

    1 decade ago

    Feedback required Cement Wage Board Salary Revision on Jun-2010.

    sumit mukherjee

    1 decade ago

    i am working a cement unit durgapur.it is a grinding unit. its yearly production 12-14 lac metric ton.

    kindly told me we are in cma demand?

    REPLY

    binod

    In Reply to sumit mukherjee 1 decade ago

    offcourse

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