The All India Newspaper Employees Federation (AINEF) and the Delhi Union of Journalists have issued the following statement: As the agitation at the Sahara group in various centres entered the fourth day, the management held talks with the agitating journalists and workers, following the intervention of the Dy. Labour Commissioner, Noida. Representatives of the DUJ along with the Secretary of the Noida unit of the CITU had met the Dy. Labour Commissioner on July 13 seeking his intervention.
We are told by the Sahara Media Employees Sangarsh Samiti that out of the total of six months outstanding wages, the management has agreed to release the salary for one month immediately. The rest of the outstanding amount would be settled in phases by September 2015. The management has also promised to pay salaries regularly from the next month onwards.
The All India Newspaper Employees Federation and the Delhi Union of Journalists welcome the initial settlement arrived at between the management and the representatives of the employees. It has however cautioned against any moves by the management to scuttle implementation of the agreed disbursal of outstanding wages of the journalists and employees.