The Wire article and a petition by journalist unions confirm that news organisations have reduced the wages of their staff due to the lockdown.
As per Live Law, NAJ, DUJ, and the Brihan Mumbai Union of Journalists have jointly filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court seeking directions to ensure that journalists are not terminated or face reduced wages under the excuse of the nationwide lockdown. The petition also lists some news organisations which have already done so (Refer Page No.13).
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