Amend Minimum Wages Act: CPI Assam State Council
The CPI (Communist Party of India), Assam State Council on Saturday demanded the government to amend the Minimum Wages Act 2014.
GUWAHATI: The CPI (Communist Party of India), Assam State Council on Saturday demanded the government to amend the Minimum Wages Act 2014.
The party stressed that the minimum wages should be increased every five years as the prices of essential commodities are skyrocketing.
"The prices of essential commodities are surging rapidly. Due to the hike in prices of petrol and diesel, the transportation charges have also increased. Moreover, the additional tax on petrol, diesel and LPG should be withdrawn," said CPI, Assam State Council secretary Munin Mahanta.
Further, Mahanta underlined that the labourers engaged in the unorganized sector are the worst sufferers of the price hike situation. On behalf of the party, he demanded that maximum wages should be provided to the labourers working in the unorganized sector by amending the Minimum Wages Act.
"The government should issue a notification every five years to increase the minimum wages. Though the Minimum Wages Act 2014 has already completed five years, the minimum wages of the workers have not yet been increased," Mahanta added.