West Bengal govt requires tripartite meet to resolve jute trade deadlock
A discover issued by the state labour division earlier this week invited the jute unions on February 18 to debate their constitution of calls for with the mill house owners.
Earlier the assembly was scheduled to be held Thursday.
All commerce unions within the jute sector, barring Indian Nationwide Trinamool Commerce Union Congress, have agreed to hitch the strike from March 1 to press for his or her calls for, together with wage revision and implementation of Minimal Wages Act.
The jute sector employs over two lakh staff in additional than 60 mills within the state.
The strike, if not prevented, could have an effect on the vote financial institution of political events throughout the jute belts of Howrah, North 24 Parganas and Hooghly districts.
The final election is due this summer time.
The jute trade has not seen any main wage revision after 2011. The state authorities, within the final tripartite assembly held on January 17, had determined to provide an interim reduction of Rs 70, elevating the employees’ wage to Rs 327 per day until the brand new wage settlement was finalised.
The unions, nonetheless, contended that the interim profit was a unilateral determination of the state authorities.
A former chairman of Indian Jute Mills Affiliation, a physique of mill house owners, mentioned paying something greater than Rs 327 wouldn’t be attainable as “margins are already beneath strain within the jute enterprise”.
“The federal government ought to take steps to make sure that there aren’t any disruptions. Strikes will solely assist the central authorities to dilute necessary packaging order in favour of the plastic trade,” he mentioned..