The recent notification No. F. Addl.LC/Lab/MW/2016/4859 dated 03.03.2017 revising the minimum wages was challenged in the High Court in several writ petitions filed by some Associations etc. The petition was fixed for hearing on 08.08.2017 when the arguments of the petitioners were advanced mainly by Advocate Harvinder Singh. The Division Bench has adjourned the hearing for 16.08.2017 for the arguments of the opposite party.
The Government of West Bengal in the Labour Department has fixed minimum rates of wages in the employment of Establishment as defined under the Shops & Establishments, Act, 1963 in the State of West Bengal as per notification number Labr/650/(Law) /MW/2W-32/13 Dated 29.12.2016, as published in the Kolkata Gazette Extraordinary dt. 30.12.2016.
(a) Now, with reference to the said notification, the following shall be the minimum rates of wages in the said employment for the period from 1st July, 2017 to 31st Dec., 2017.
Labour & Skills Department – Revision of Minimum Wages payable to the employees in footware industry