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I would seek an assistance on understanding different state-wise minimum wages (MW) applicable to Medical Representatives (MRs) working at different states of India for Pharma company.
1. Which skill category is applied to them
2. Do they have a separate rate chart specified under State Minimum Wages applicable only to MRs
3. anyone have a updated MW applicable to MRs, please share.
Regards
Biswajit Mohapatra
26th November 2018 From India, New Delhi
Dear Biswajit,
I didn't find any MW for MRs in the net. However what other materials I could see are the following, though outdated. But salary levels in many major Phartma Cos. are listed in the attachment.
Tribune News Service
Bathinda, March 23, 2016
Raising their demands, the Bathinda wing of the Punjab and Chandigarh Medical and Sales Representatives Union (PCMSRU) today staged a protest at Gandhi Market here over their long-pending demands.
Earlier, they have been protesting and raising their voice and had number of times submitted a memorandum to Bathinda Deputy Commissioner, Basant Garg, Assistant Labour Commissioner, GS Brar, CPS Sarup Singla and others for timely promotions and minimum wages of Rs 25,000 per month.
Earlier the protesters, the medical and sales representatives engaged in the pharmaceutical industry resorted to national one-day strike on December 16 under the Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Association of India (FMRAI). Their demands include direct the employers in the drug and other industries to issue the appointment letter in Form A, Rule 22 (1), Section 5 of the Sales Promotion Employees (Condition of Services) Act 1976, to all existing and future sales promotion employees, eight hours work time as prescribed under the law, minimum wage of Rs 25,000 per month and to constitute the industrial committee of sales promotion employees by involving pharma industry of Punjab and Labour.
Unit Secretary Bathinda Ganesh said fom last several years we had been protesting against the state government to get our demands fulfilled but all had fallen on deaf years. There are about more than 6,000 people in Punjab raising their voice under this PCMSRU while in Bathinda unit alone there are about 120 people. Today more than 50 people gathered here at Gandhi market to stage protest and we would intensify our agitation in near future.
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Trade Union Movement among the Medical Representative in Pharmaceutical Industry in India
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There are several reasons behind unionization amongst the “Sales Promotion employee” or medical representative as to develop strong group identifications solving grievances with mutual understanding and suggest the company for important in compensation.
In few cases sales management fails to trace out the important problem of their medical representative in such case or otherwise medical representative takes the shelter of trade union to have a common forum to solve his issues. So it is important to know more about
trade union and understand the role for the healthy growth of the organization.
“Trade union movement started way back in 1880″. As per our labor law where ceiling for earning of Rs 750 per capita and below get covered into labor and called to be a worker and above it a managerial person.
And it was valid till year 1987, but F.M.R.A.I. (Federation of Medical Representative’s Association of India) and “C. I T.U. (Center for Indian Trade Union) joined their hand in the year 1991 to fight for their right”.
F.M.R.A.I, also undertake bilateral industry level discussions as a attempt of field workers demands against attack on:
i. Their profession.
ii. Their job security
iii. Their day to day work
iv. Their legal and trade union rights
v. For industry level minimum wages in small scale sector and
vi. For elimination of unfair practices by drug companies leading to black marketing and entry of spurious medicines through this black market route.
F.M.R.A.I also launched movement against replacement of Medical Representative cat­egory by employers to mislead other sections, as if they are in non-burgainable category and also against industry’s attempt to disrupt the unity and the movement of the field work­ers and to deprive the rights and claims of the field workers in such category.
F.M.R.A.I, also fought in defense of public sector drug companies in pharmaceutical indus­try for their job security, wage payments and gainful work and also funding the public sector drug companies.
Therefore they put the “27-point charter of demands” and out of it the most important Demands to industry associations and employers are as:
1) All recruitment in permanent category.
2) Re-categorization of all sales promotion employees in single category.
3) Job security.
4) Continuation of bargaining rights.
5) Reduction of workload and rationalization of work system.
6) Implementation of S.RE. Act, minimum wages Act other labor Acts
7) Rs. 2/- per point neutralization as variable dearness allowance effective from January 1996.
8) Reduce drug prices by drug companies.
9) Ensure supply of all essential drugs and stop imports of hazardous drugs.
10) Strengthen public sector drug companies and self-reliant drug production.
11) Institute enquiry on corrupt practices in supply of medicines by drug companies etc.
26th November 2018 From India, Bangalore

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