The Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) today demanded pay hike for journalists and non- journalists in privately owned television channels.
The EMFA, in a statement, appreciated the recent verdict of the Supreme Court to implement the Majithia Wage Board recommendations for journalists and non-journalists of newspapers and news agencies this month but also called for due benefits to television employees.
Nearly 80 per cent television employees of the North East region were "getting pitiable salaries, unlimited working hours and without any facilities recommended by the country's labour laws," they said in the statement issued here.
Earlier, the All Assam Media Employees Federation (AAMEF) and Journalists Forum Assam (JFA) had also their demand for systematic pay hike for all media employees.
Both organisations also demanded a social media audit in the region so that readers and viewers could get an idea of the financial dealings of newspapers and private news channels, the release added.