Mere Performance Of Unskilled Work By Different Categories Of Employees Would Not Entitle Them To Claim The Benefit Of Pay Parity 

Posted On - 24 May, 2023 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

In a case[1] before the Bombay High Court, the court discussed whether contract workmen can seek parity with the wages paid to mazdoors directly employed by the principal employer. Referring to the distinction made by the first respondent that the contract workmen and mazdoors had a difference in the nature of duties even though both come under the unskilled category and reason that mere performance of unskilled work by different categories of employees would not entitle them to claim the benefit of pay parity, the High Court held that what is to be established is whether they do the same kind of work.  

[1]Mumbai Electric Employees’ Union V. Additional Labour Commissioner and Ors. (Bombay HIC- 20.04.2023)