Demand for implementation of wage award
KARACHI, Aug 7: A meeting of the Karachi Union of Journalists Dawn Unit held here on Tuesday demanded immediate implementation of the Seventh Wage Award, and viewed with concern the delaying tactics adopted by newspaper owners with the backing by the information and labour ministries.
It observed that hurdles were being erected in the working of the implementation tribunal created under the Newspaper Employees Conditions of Services Act.
It noted that court cases were being used as a lever to delay the implementation of the wage award though the tribunal had given its decision some six years back.
“The house urges the Chief Justice of Pakistan to look into all cases filed by the newspaper owners to delay the award and make it redundant,” said a resolution.