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CIVIL LIBERTIES- Dissolving Commissions of Inquiry

 management was provided with copies, in a conciliation meeting held much later, on April 6, the unions were given copies of the notification which fixed the minimum wage at Rs 331.04. The management seemed to be happy with it because the minimum wage fixed by the government does not really mean any revision of wages, This figure is a little above the minimum wage fixed in 1976 plus dearness allowance at the old rate of 69 paise per point. This is actually lower than what had been offered by the management be- fore the strike. The unions so far could not agree to withdraw the strike on the basis of this notification. So the government's interven ion in the form of publication of minimum wage was not helpful to the workers. The rate of revision of dearness allowance was given in the notification at Re 1 per point. Another point that should be no'ed is that the strike at Howrah has been withdrawn after sluing a separate agreement with the CIVIL LIBERTIES management and the state CITU leadership gave its consent to the signing of such an agreement though the strike in Caleu'ta and other places is .still continuing. It is very s range that the sta'e CITU leadership could give such advice as it is likely' to weaken the strike.

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