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Port workers seek wage revision - 2012-06-11

The Water Transport Workers' Federation of India will organise a week long campaign in all major ports from June 22 for a new wage revision. Mr T. Narendra Rao, General Secretary, said that the working committee of the Federation has demanded early constitution of Bipartite Wage Negotiating Committee, which has to take place with effect from January 1, 2012. The federation will also extent all support in the united struggle by joining with other major federations for this common cause, he said.

The working committee also passed a resolution requesting the Shipping Ministry to reach an early settlement for the payment of productivity-linked reward (PLR-Bonus) to port and dock workers. It was also decided to organise a campaign week from July 2 to 8 in all major ports to assess the working conditions and wage structure in the private container terminals operated in major ports and various other issues such as contract employment in container terminals, he said.

The Federation also decided to go along with other major federations of port and dock workers at the national level for countrywide campaigns in achieving various demands of workers.

Source : Hindu Business Line