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Covid impact: Temps’ wages surge 30% on labour shortage

Source | | Mamtha Asokan, TNN

(This story originally appeared in  on Apr 12, 2021)

Increased manufacturing activity coupled with a smaller migrant workforce has resulted in a hike in the daily wage rates of temp workers. Industrial clusters are making do with only 80% of migrant workers coming back after the reverse migration seen during the lockdown. As a result, daily wages have gone up from nearly Rs 250 to Rs 350-400.

R Ramamoorthy, a Coimbatore-based MSME business owner and former president of Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA), a confederation of small businesses, said, “Most former workers have returned. However, there is still a 20% gap. This is due to those workers who are aware of their demand and have moved to other metros rather than return to tier-1 and -2 cities.”

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