*Wage Revision issue discussed in the National Council meeting held on 07-08-2023.*
Wage Negotiating Committee for the Non-Executives was formed on 20.07.2018. In this Committee, the new pay scales of the Non-Executives are unanimously agreed to, both by the Management and the Recognised Unions on 27.07.2018. However, thereafter, the Management Side wanted to reduce the minimum and the maximum of these pay scales, so as to cut down the expenditure on payment of Pension Contribution. If this is done, the problem of stagnation will continue in the future also. Further, this will increase the gap between the pay scales of the Executives and Non-Executives in a big way. Hence, the Unions did not accept to reduce the pay scales and there is a deadlock in the Wage Negotiating Committee. This issue was prominently raised by the Staff Side in the National Council meeting held on 07.08.2023. The Staff Side raised the two questions to the Director(HR).
*(1) * *The Management is also a party to the new Pay Scales finalised in the Wage Negotiating Committee on 27-07-2018. Then, why the Management wants to cut down those pay scales now ?*
*(2) * *Management has no power to reduce the minimum or the maximum of the Executive pay scales, already recommended by the 3rd Pay Revision Committee. Then, why the Management wants to reduce the pay scales of the Non-Executives alone?*
All the Staff members strongly argued that, the pay scales of the Non-Executives already accepted both by the Management and the Unions in the Wage Negotiating Committee,should not be reduced.
*The Director (HR) stated that the points raised by the Staff Side, i.e., agreed pay scales should not be changed, will be looked into by the Management Side of the Wage Negotiating Committee.*