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Newspaper, news agency staff to seek PM's intervention

The Confederation of Newspaper and New Agency Employees Organisations on Friday said it would seek the intervention of top leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Press Trust of India (PTI) has reported.

The confederation at its meeting Friday criticised the decision of wage board chairman Justice K Narayan Kurup to postpone the meeting and decided that it would seek the intervention of the Prime Minister, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes and Leader of Opposition L K Advani.

"We will meet the Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi and other leaders in the next couple of days and urge them to intervene in the matter," said MS Yadav, general secretary of the confederation. He asked why after a petition by a newspaper, without any order for postponement by the Delhi High Court, the meeting of the wage board was put off.

The meeting was scheduled to be held between May five and seven.

"If the meeting of the wage board is not held immediately, thousands of journalists and newspaper employees all over the country will be affected. There is a lot of unhappiness among the newspaper employees over this decision by Justice Kurup," Yadav said.

Date posted: May 3, 2008 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 567