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In Labour Day message, Punjab chief minister publicizes elevating minimal wage to Rs20,000

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  • Chief minister says marriage grant for labourers has been elevated from Rs100,000 to Rs200,000.
  •  1,296 flats have additionally been allotted to employees in Lahore, Nankana Sahib, and Multan, he says.
  • The earlier governments didn’t take note of the welfare of labourers, he claims.

Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, on the event of Labour Day on Saturday mentioned that the provincial authorities would increase the minimal wage within the province to Rs20,000.

The chief minister, in a press release, mentioned 1,296 flats have additionally been allotted to employees in Lahore, Nankana Sahib, and Multan.

Buzdar mentioned that the welfare of the labour class is the federal government’s precedence and that it had elevated the minimal wage by Rs5,000 within the final three years.

“The previous governments did not pay attention to the welfare of labourers […] We have suspended the outdated methods and launched an online platform for labour inspection,” he mentioned.

The chief minister mentioned the wedding grant for labourers has been elevated from Rs 100,000 to Rs 200,000.

Labour Day — also called Might Day — is noticed all over the world to specific solidarity with and honour the rights of the labour class.

The aim of celebrating at the present time is to provoke steps to offer job safety to labourers and industrial employees in opposition to any exploitation.

Govt dedicated to enhance working situations of labourers

Prime Minister Imran Khan had, earlier in his message on Labour Day, mentioned the PTI authorities is dedicated to bettering the working and dwelling situations of labourers by way of a greater work surroundings, provision of housing and schooling services, and increasing well being protection to them and their households. 

“The government also aims to develop automated, integrated systems for workers’ welfare institutions to ensure transparency and curtail delays in providing relief to the workers,” he mentioned.

The prime minister mentioned Might 1 is a reminder of the sacrifices, bravery and dedication of the employees, who laid down their lives for upholding their basic rights and for a good working surroundings.

“The day symbolises the dignity of labour and at the same time, it also provides us an opportunity to acknowledge invaluable contributions of our labour, both inland and abroad, towards nation-building,” he mentioned.

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