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,
- 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.
- Housing rent should constitute 30 percent of minimum wage, as against proposed 10 percent.
- 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.
- 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.