April 20th, 2012
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PTI demands Majitha wage board implementation: Journalists go on 1 day strike

press trust of india on strikeNew Delhi: Press Trust of India (PTI) is India’s premier news agency that employs more than 400 journalists and 500 stringers to cover almost every district and small town in India has decided to observe a daylong strike on Friday to press for implementation of the Majithia wage board for journalists and non-journalists, as notified by the government.

In a press release issued by the Federation of PTI Employees Union, the PTI operations would be suspended from 2.00 a.m. on April 20 to 8 a.m. on April 21, with all members observing the daylong strike. “All the employees of PTI are going on a token strike… against the non-implementation of Justice Majithia Wage Boards recommendations by the management,” federation general secretary MS Yadav said.

He said the federation decided to strike work on April 6 after a long wait and failing to get a proper response from the management, which he accused of denying the workers their legitimate due. Mr. Yadav warned of intensifying the agitation if the management failed to meet the employees’ demand. Small regional newspapers and the state-run radio broadcaster Akashvani are likely to be the worst affected in terms of supply of news reports as a result of the PTI employees strike, according to industry experts, who added that larger news organizations will not suffer much since they have subscriptions to multiple newswires and larger staff to rely on for news flow.

One Response to “ PTI demands Majitha wage board implementation: Journalists go on 1 day strike ”

  1. kotla prabhakar

    The prime minister is wise enough to accept the public opinion about civil servants dismal performance in fighting corruption in public life


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