UNITE’s recommendations to Draft Central Rules of Code on Wages 2019

Union of IT & ITES Employees (UNITE)

UNITE’s recommendations to Draft Central Rules of Code on Wages 2019

As part of upholding the employees interest in policy making, UNITE has written a set of detailed recommendations for the draft (Central) Rules of Code on Wages 2019.

Salient features of the recommendations are,

  1. Calculate 6 adults as a family for calculating minimum wages instead of proposed 3 adults. Considering parents/dependents such as widowed/unmarried sisters and disabled family members.
  2. Housing rent should constitute 30 percent of minimum wage, as against proposed 10 percent.
  3. Inclusion of Upskilling hours, i.e. daily two hours exclusively for upskilling workers on a paid work day, to enable employees to be competent for future challenges. This demand is crucial for mitigating effects of rapid Automation driven by Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  4. To include employees working under IT & ITES companies in Schedule E of skill wise job categorization. Classification of roles and responsibilities as per the unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled & highly-skilled, employees across the IT & ITES companies, especially the lower strata will be able to get a meaningful minimum wage, which can lead to a decent livelihood.

Various other points are recommended, kindly go through entire document for all recommendations and rationals.