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6.2% wage hike for Swazi textile workers
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Mar '11
According to a gazette recently released by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, a wage rise of 6.2 percent has been sanctioned for the textile workers in the country, which would become effective by end of this month.

The order carries strict directions for the employers to not decrease wages of the employees who are currently drawing wages in excess of that specified in the gazette. It stipulates that, even those workers who are drawing wages higher than that specified in the gazette, will also qualify for the increment.

However, the textile workers are not satisfied with this rise of 6.2 percent in their wages, as it does not match the wage hike of 12 percent as earlier negotiated between the workers and the Wages Council.

A worker's representative who was present at the negotiations said that, they were not contended with the rise, because it was not in accordance with the one that they negotiated for. He even added that, in spite of their discontent they cannot initiate any steps as Wage Council is the final authority in this regard and its decision has to be accepted as final.

The textile sector engages around 20,000 more workers than any other industry in the country, but in spite of this it is one of the lowest paying industries in the country, and the working conditions in the industry too remain to be a cause of concern. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security, last year appointed a delegation to assess the working conditions in the industry.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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