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Traders demand representation on minimum wage committee 

The Hindu , Sep 24, 2016

The Capital’s business and industrialist community called on Labour Minister Gopal Rai on Friday seeking representation on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s Minimum Wage committee, even as they demanded that the decision to hike wages by over 50 per cent be rolled back.

Organised by the AAP Trade Wing, the delegation asked Mr. Rai why the 13-member committee, recently constituted by the government to review the policy, only had members from government departments.

“The committee has members from the PWD and the DMRC as well as national commerce associations such as the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and ASSOCHAM, but not a single representative from groups that can speak for Delhi’s traders and industrialists,” said AAP Trade Wing convenor Brijesh Goyal.

“Representatives of trade and industry must be on the panel as it is directly linked to their livelihoods,” Mr. Goyal said.