According to the economic reporter of rahnam News Agency; For several months, the issue of livelihood and problems of workers’ purchasing power and wage restoration has become a point of conflict between workers and the government.
During the wage increase of 1402, after the opposition of the workers for a 27% wage increase, the Minister of Labor promised that if the wages of the employees are increased, the wages of the workers will also be increased.
On November 8 of this year, when the meeting of the Supreme Labor Council was held, contrary to the opinion of the workers, the review and revision of wages was not carried out.
It was around November 15 that Maisham Latifi, the head of the administrative and employment organization of the country, in a notification to all the executive bodies, announced the executive rules on how to grant fringe benefits to the employees of the executive bodies.
Based on this, government employees will receive a gift of one million tomans on each of the religious occasions of Eid al-Mubasat, the holy month of Ramadan, Eid al-Ghadir Khum and Eid al-Qurban.
According to labor activists, the notification of the head of the administrative and employment organization, regarding the bonus of one million, is an example of an increase in the salaries of employees, and as the workers’ representatives say, the issue of wage restoration was supposed to be discussed by the end of November in meetings with the presence of labor representatives. Now the labor representatives expect that the issue of wage restoration will be discussed at the meeting at the end of November.
* One million bonus for employees is an example of salary increase
Hadi Abui, the representative of the workers in the Supreme Labor Council, referring to the announcement of the granting of fringe benefits to the employees of executive bodies in the amount of one million tomans for religious occasions, said: In the meeting of the Supreme Labor Council that will be held on Monday, we will discuss this notification and its generalization to the society. We will have a labor conversation.
He pointed out that in the previous meeting of the Supreme Labor Council, which was held before the publication of this notice, we discussed the letter of the First Vice President regarding the amendment of the resolution of 1402 to increase the salary coefficient of government employees and retirees, whether this amendment is an example of an increase in salaries. employees or not; But in the next meeting, we will certainly raise this notification.
Aboy stated: The result of the previous meeting of the Supreme Labor Council was that a coordination meeting would be held until the next meeting of the council, and the labor side suggested that this meeting be held in the form of a wage committee. Because every year at this time, next year’s wage negotiations are on the agenda of this committee, and this committee should be activated.
The representative of the workers in the Supreme Labor Council, pointing out that the social partners’ coordination meeting will be held this week, said: From the point of view of the labor representatives, the first vice president’s letter regarding the amendment of the decree on increasing the salary coefficient of the government employees and retirees in 1402 is an example of salary increase; However, the Minister of Cooperation, Labor and Social Welfare believed that with this resolution, only transfers will take place and the salary of the employees will not change.
The representative of the workers in the Supreme Labor Council added: Our investigations show that with this resolution, a kind of salary increase is applied to the employees, and based on this letter, we intended to follow up on the promise of the Minister of Labor to restore the workers’ rights, after which the notification of the administrative and employment organization It was released for the bonus of one million tomans for government employees for religious occasions, and now we will try to restore the salary based on both cases.
Emphasizing that the workers are struggling with livelihood problems, Abui said: The Minister of Labor has promised to fulfill his signature in Resolution 1402 that if the salaries of the employees are increased, the salaries of the workers will be increased. But so far, we have not reached an agreement on whether these bonuses are an example of salary increase or not.
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