Government also stated that they will issue advisory to state governments to ensure registration of trade unions within 45 days.
Left unions have refused to cancel a huge strike called for Friday, rejecting the government's offer on minimum wage.
"Workers attached with All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Government Employees Association, Insurance, Banks, Industries, INTUC, etc have been served strike notice", labour union leader Adv Suhaas Naik said. In the wake of the upcoming strike, the MASA has banded and will certainly join the strike, but will also aim for stronger mobilization on the agendas of higher minimum wage, abolition of contract labor, and ending arbitrary labor law reforms. They demanded to fix the minimum wages at 18 thousand rupees per month. Tapan Sen of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions said, "The announcement on daily wages means only status quo".
The announcement comes at a time labour unions have called a hunger strike on Friday over their demands. Those employed in the Indian Railways will not be participating as the government has already constituted a committee to look into their demands for a wage increase under the 7th Pay Commission.
In conversations with other trade union office bearers BMS has maintained, "we are yet to take a final decision" although it has been negotiating with the government that has ignored all the other worker bodies.
All scheduled banks will wear a deserted look like a year ago and this time many government offices and factories will be shut down on Friday. Their service conditions are not being hurt adversely or affected at all.
Most banks, including SBI, feel that in case the strike goes ahead, their services are likely to be impacted. "If government decides that we need strong banks, then unions would have to change their approach to the whole issue". Previous year also on September 2, the union has opted out of the strike at the last moment. The decision will benefit around 3.3 million employees of the central government.
Despite the directive from Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), which is affiliated to the RSS, various trade unions have chose to go on with the nationwide strike on Friday.
Minimum wage announced by the government is not even half of what all central trade unions including BMS had unitedly demanded and have been pursuing for the last 5 years, CITU said.
"How could a trade union worth its name accept such a mockery on their genuine demand formulated on the basis of a formula accepted by the central govt also?"
Manjunath, general secretary of the KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation, said that both BMTC and KSRTC employees would strike work. Trade unions are protesting against "anti-labour policies" of Narendra Modi government. Centre did so to implement the enhanced ceiling as per the Payment of Bonus Act for them, which they should have done much earlier. The inter-ministerial committee on labour, consisting of labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya, power minister Piyush Goyal and petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan besides Jaitley, had last met all central trade unions exactly a year ago.