JFA Urges Media Managements To Honour SC Verdict

By NJ Thakuria

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) urges the media managements of northeast India to implement the recommendations of Majithia Wage Board not only for the benefit of newspaper employees, but also showing respect to the apex court of the country.

The Assam based forum also pointed out that the newspaper house owners should not indulge in any unethical and illogical activities to avoid the final verdict of the Supreme Court to provide salary hikes to their employees including the journalists.

“We expect that the media house owners take pride in implementing the recommendations of Majithia Wage Board as it was done by the management of Assam Tribune Group of Publications five years back,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.

The statement also added that avoiding the implementation of the statutory wage board may invite unwanted troubles for the managements of newspapers & news agencies across the country and the development would only deteriorate the public image of the media in the country as being offenders of court directives.