GUWAHATI, Nov 14 - Coinciding with the National Press Day on November 16, the All Assam Media Employees’ Federation will take out a rally to press for various demands.The rally will start from Guwahati Press Club at 11 am and culminate at Raj Bhavan, where a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister will be submitted to Governor Jagdish Mukhi.
Federation president Keshab Kalita, working president Siva Prasad Deka and secretary Pankaj Kumar Nath said the organisation is pressing for implementation of the Majithia Wage Board in all media organisations as well as constitution of a new wage board.
“The employees of media houses are facing various challenges. Many journalists have lost their lives in line of duty, while non-journalists, too, are confronted with various problems. To strengthen the fourth pillar of democracy and ensure security to media employees, we have been pressing for an exclusive legislation,” they said.