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Assam govt fixes minimum wages for loading/unloading

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The has fixed the minimum wages for workers employed in loading and unloading in the entire state.

The Labour Welfare Department has issued a notification fixing the minimum rate of wages in different categories, a release said.

A decision to this effect was taken after taking into considerations the recommendation of a committee constituted on June 22, 2015 and recommendation of the Advisory Board constituted on July 12, 2017.

In addition to the fixed minimum wages, the workers/ employees shall be entitled to Variable Dearness Allowance.

Moreover, the workers/ employees are entitled to a day of rest in every week as per existing provision under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the release added.

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First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 15:22 IST