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AAMEF welcomes SC verdict on Majithia Wage Boards: Demands implementation in Assam

All Assam Media Employees Federation (AAMEF) welcomes the recent landmark judgment of the Supreme Court of India upholding the constitutionality of the Majithia Wage Board for journalist & non-journalist media employees. 

The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam and consisting of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shivkirti Singh has dismissed all 14 petitions filed by some newspaper owners of the country. The apex court rejected all contentions of the employers including the procedures adopted by the Wage Boards for preparing the recommendations.

AAMEF president Hiten Mahanta and general secretary Keshab Kalita, in a statement issued to the media, advocated for  full implementation of various recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board in every media houses of Assam.

Extending gratitude to  the Assam Tribune group for implementing the wage board recommendations first time in the country,  the AAMEF urged all media houses to follow the initiatives. The AAMEF also appealed to the State government to take necessary steps to get the wage board implemented an all newspapers houses in Assam.

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