18.6 C
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Home Port News India: 36,000 port workers to get 10.6% wage hike

India: 36,000 port workers to get 10.6% wage hike

Photo source: Reuters

Five-year deal finalized by Bipartite Wage Negotiation Committee for 12 major ports

Some 36,000 port and dock workers at the 12 major ports owned by the Centre will get a 10.6 per cent wage hike for a five-year period beginning January 1, 2017.

The wage increase was finalised recently by the Bipartite Wage Negotiation Committee comprising representatives from the Indian Ports Association (IPA) and the five workers’ unions at major port trusts.

“A wage increase of 10.6 per cent is a very fair and reasonable settlement in the present scenario when the port trusts are going through a tough time,” T Narendra Rao, General Secretary, Water Transport Workers’ Federation of India, one of the five worker’s federations that were part of the negotiations, said.

Read more on THE HINDU.

- Advertisment - LR Sustainability Decarbonisation Digital Adverts

Latest Posts

Rightship launches new safety rating system

Rightship, a maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, has introduced a new platform rating the safety ships, using a safety score and refreshed...

Le Havre accelerates “port of the future” vision

Port of Le Havre, a member of the alliance of the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, has secured investment for its innovative...

DP World teams up with blockchain platform

DP World, one of the largest ports and terminals operators of the world, has launched a process to join TradeLens, a blockchain-based digital container...

Ningbo-Zhoushan port jumps on postal trend

Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in China's Zhejiang province has teamed with China Post to create an express channel to facilitate the shipping of mail and parcels...

Major lines continue to update schedules and surcharges

Hapag-Lloyd has published an additional void sailing due to the low demand caused by the Covid-19 downturn, with THE Alliance's transatlantic AL1 cancelling the...