Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meets trade unions for pre-budget consultation

The Central Trade Unions (CTUs) will discuss issues like minimum wage, pension, budgetary allocation of social security for the informal sector workers, among others.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 19, 2016 5:59 pm
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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is chairing the Pre-Budget consultation meeting with Trade Union Groups in New Delhi on Saturday. The Central Trade Unions (CTUs) will discuss issues like minimum wage, pension, budgetary allocation of social security for the informal sector workers and FDI withdrawal from areas like defence, banking and space and railways, among others.

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The Trade Union Co-ordination Centre (TUCC) has earlier said that it will raise “the issue of fixation of minimum wages for all the workers across India at Rs 21,000 per month and fixation of monthly pension to the EPFO subscribers at Rs 3,000 per month at the consultations”. “TUCC also welcomes the move of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discontinue the old currency of Rs 500 and 1000, which will stop the black money circulation in the economy and stop terror financing too,” it had said.