RSS Trade Unit threatens Modi Government to fix Minimum Wages issue or face nation-wide protests

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Delhi — A trade union organization Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) affiliated to the India’s right-wing Hindutva organization Rashtrya Swamsevak Sangh (RSS) threatened the Modi Government with a nationwide protests if he doesn’t fix the issues pertaining to the minimum wages.

According to a report by The Print, BMS wants the BJP Government to amend the current minimum wage formula to six units from the current three units, one unit means one family member, and the formula suggests that a single wage-earner supports three family members.

Sangh also wants the aganwadi, ASHA, mid-day meal and MGNREGA workers to be considered under the minimum wage law. It also objected to the “anti-worker provisions” in the Labor Codes.

Sangh plans to carry out a nation-wide awareness drive on these issues between September 25 and October 2.

Earlier this year, Dr Anoop Satpathy Committee recommended the Government to increase the family units from 3 to 3.6, but Sangh took it offensive that Government doesn’t even consider a full unit that is four.

“The BMS is of the opinion that such impractical recommendations on minimum wage should be put in cold storage and the government should fix the minimum wage formula keeping in mind the ground realities,” Sangh said.