Kavitha Demands Roll Back of Minimum Wage Notification

While interacting with the members of Immigrants Association in Hyderabad on Wednesday, she said about 90 lakh migrants from across the country were currently working in the Gulf countries.

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Hyderabad: Member of Legislative Council K Kavitha urged the Centre to rescind what she termed as “regressive order” that reduces the minimum wages for Indian labour in Gulf countries by 40 per cent.

While interacting with the members of Immigrants Association in Hyderabad on Wednesday, she said about 90 lakh migrants from across the country were currently working in the Gulf countries. Among these a majority belonged to states of Telangana, Bihar, UP and Kerala. She said the support of MEA was very limited for the immigrants, who already work in harsh conditions, even in comparison to smaller countries like Philippines. She said the current move would give the respective countries a reason to further reduce the existing wages of the migrants.

Lashing out at the BJP for the notification and she maintained that country already lagged behind in terms of strong immigrants policy and the existing notification that reduces the compensation by 40% has only added to the troubles of immigrants.

The notification, she feared, would lead to the possibility of massive job loss, loss of capital inducing compulsion of employment at forced minimum wages.

MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha demands immediate rollback of the latest Minimum Wage Notification by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Kavitha Demands Roll Back of Minimum Wage Notification
Kavitha Demands Roll Back of Minimum Wage Notification

Kavitha met the Immigrations Association in Hyderabad today. In the interaction she made a strong demand for rolling back of the regressive order that reduces they Minimum Wages for Indian labour in Gulf countries by 40 per cent.

Kavitha said that about 90 lakh migrants from across the country are currently working in the Gulf counties among these a majority belongs to states of Telangana Bihar, UP, and Kerala.

She further stated that the support of MEA is very limited for the immigrants who already work in harsh conditions, even in comparison with smaller countries like Philippines. She added saying that this move will give the respective countries a reason to further reduce the current and existing wages of the migrants.

She lashed out at the BJP for the unruly notification and said that the country already lags behind in terms of strong immigrants policy and the existing notification that reduces the compensation by 40 per cent has only added to the troubles of immigrants.

Kavitha further said that the notification also opens the possibility of massive job loss, loss of capital and would induce the compulsion of employment at forced minimum wages.

She in her interaction earlier today also said that if our own Government will not put in place pro-people policies, how can we expect any other country to respect our fundamental rights.

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