Assam govt fixes minimum wages for loading/unloading

Guwahati, Oct 13 (PTI) The Assam government has fixed the minimum wages for workers employed in loading and unloading in the entire state. T...

Published: 13th October 2017 03:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2017 03:15 PM   |  A+A-

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Guwahati, Oct 13 (PTI) The Assam government has fixed the minimum wages for workers employed in loading and unloading in the entire state.

The Labour Welfare Department has issued a notification fixing the minimum rate of wages in different categories, a release said.

A decision to this effect was taken after taking into considerations the recommendation of a committee constituted on June 22, 2015 and recommendation of the Advisory Board constituted on July 12, 2017.

In addition to the fixed minimum wages, the workers/ employees shall be entitled to Variable Dearness Allowance.

Moreover, the workers/ employees are entitled to a day of rest in every week as per existing provision under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the release added. PTI DG PR PR .

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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