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CM to address workers on hike in minimum wages on Sept 1

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address thousands of contractual workers of Delhi on the historic hike in minimum wages approved by the Delhi Cabinet  recently. The event, dubbed as the Shramik Samvad, will being held at Talkatora Stadium on September 1 at 3 pm.

Addressing a press conference, Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai said that the minimum wages hike is a major policy push by the Delhi government and all efforts are being made to make it a success. Besides Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues and party MLAs, a large number of representatives of workers’ unions from the Centre as well as Delhi are expected to participate in Shramik Samvad.

Rai also met HOD’s of Delhi government departments and trade unions on Monday to discuss the minimum wage hike programme. The Delhi government has proposed a hike in minimum wages  by approximately over 50 per cent for every category – skilled, unskilled and semi-skilled – of workers, which is already the highest in the country. As per the government’s proposal, the minimum wages for unskilled person will be Rs 14,052 against the existing Rs 9,568 in the national Capital. Besides, the same for semi-skilled and skilled persons will increase from Rs 10,582 to Rs 15,471 and from Rs 11,622 to 17,033 respectively.
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