ISLAMABAD, Sep 26 (APP): The Implementation Tribunal for Newspaper Employees,(ITNE) has admitted for regular hearing 34 more cases filed by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) against various newspaper owners on charge of non-implementation of 7th Wage Board Award.The ITNE directed owners of all such newspapers, magazines, weeklies,monthlies to file statements as well as submit complete record of employees working in their respective organizations’ and details of wages allowances being paid to them since July 1, 2000.The ITNE also asked sought record pertaining to attendance of their employees appointment letters and other vital information.
The ITNE has issued notices to all 34 newspapers, magazines, weeklies and monthlies in this regard. The PFUJ asked all employees working in such outlets to immediately submit their claims, objections, grievances, viz-a-viz 7th Wage Award and the present pay structure. The PFUJ further stated that it would ensure recovery of all arrears, and legitimate dues of employees from of their organizations provided they intimate particulars of their employment, with specific reference of actual amount being paid to them by the employers, nature of duties being perfumed by them. If they were not issued letters of appointment even then they should intimate their particulars indicating date of working and other information about their job, the PFUJ asked. It may be noted that the PFUJ has filed more than 1500 cases against all media outlets (print media) for non implementation of the 7th Wage Board Award before the ITNE. Any newspaper employee having any complaint or objection, grievance for non-implementation of the 7th Wage Board Award and for recovery of his legitimate wages, allowances admissible under the Labour Laws, can contact the PFUJ by sending complaints / applications