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Journalist body opens legal cell to help sacked Hindustan Times employees

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New Delhi: The Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) has condemned the decision of the Hindustan Times Management to close down the publication centers of Bhopal, Indore, Ranchi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi and Kolkata and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter.

“It is an arbitrary closure of the six editions of the newspapers and removal of a large number of employees from many publication centers. This act is illegal and in violation of labour laws of India,” IFWJ President K Vikram Rao said in a Press statement today.

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He also decried the change in designations and indiscriminate transferring of the employees to far-off places alleging these were aimed at depriving them of the benefits of the Majithia Wage Board.

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He alleged the Hindustan Times management was yet to implement the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board.

The IFWJ in the meanwhile has formed a legal cell to advise the aggrieved employees about the right course of action.

The cell will be headed by IFWJ legal advisor Ashwani Kumar Dubey, an advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India

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