New Delhi: Trade Unions have demanded universal social security and a minimum monthly wage of Rs 18,000 with indexation across India under a 20-point agenda. According to the statement released, the agenda was approved on Monday at the national convention of the Confederation of Central Trade Unions (CONCENT). Also Read - Jeevan Praman Patra: EPFO Offers Pensioners Multiple Options to Submit Digital Life Certificates During Pandemic
The agenda is called for universal social security coverage for all workers in the country through the retirement fund body EPFO and Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, Also Read - EPFO Subscribes Can Opt For This Easy & Speedy Route For Redressal of Grievances | Read on
CONCENT is a joint front of the RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh; a faction of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC); the Trade Union Coordination Centre; and the National Federation of Indian Trade Unions (NFITU). Also Read - Great Relief For 6 Crore PF Subscribers as EPFO to Credit Part of 8.5% Interest on Employees Provident Fund For FY20
The front has also demanded a minimum monthly wage of Rs 18,000 for Aanganwadi, Asha and Mid Day Meal workers across the country with indexation and status of government employees.
The front also demanded that all the contractual employees should be paid at par with the regular employees as guided by the apex court and all types of pension should have government subsidy at par with the central contributory scheme.
It also pitched for increasing the payment of gratuity from 15 days pay per year of service to 30 days pay and bring more workers under its ambit by reducing the threshold of five-year minimum service to one year.
The front has also demanded representation of labourers and farmers in government think-tank Niti Aayog and withdrawal of the provision of fixed-term employment rule from labour laws.
It is also against the disinvestment of public sector undertakings and foreign direct investment here.