Mamata backs demand for media wageboards
Posted on: 06:56 PM IST Mar 19, 2012
New Delhi: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed support to the demand of mediapersons for implementation of Majithia Wage Boards report and decided to join the nationwide agitation on Tuesday in this regard.
She told reporters that she has asked her party MPs to raise the issue of wage boards for journalists and non-journalists in both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.
Mamata, who is in the national capital, will address the agitating employees of newspapers and new agencies during their demonstration to put pressure on the government to ensure implementation of the wage boards which is hanging fire for over four months.
Trinamool Congress is the second largest constituent of the Congress-led UPA having 19 members in the Lok Sabha. Peeved over non-implementation of the recommendations of Justice GR Majithia wage board reports which was notified on November 11, 2011, mediapersons have decided to hold a nationwide demonstration on Tuesday for immediate implementation of the report.
As part of the agitation, journalists and non-journalists would gherao Parliament tomorrow in Delhi.