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    Minimum Wage Rate In Pakistan 2012

  • ILO asks Pakistan to ratify minimum wage convention

    ISLAMABAD: The Interna­tional Labour Organisation (ILO) has urged Pakistan to repeal the Unskilled Mini­­mum Wage Ordinance 1969 in order to avoid inconsistencies in wage-setting mechanisms for unskilled workers...

    In its latest report on ‘minimum wage setting, implementation and working conditions in the formal and informal sectors of the garment industry in Pakistan’, ILO further asked the federal government to ratify the ‘Minimum...

  • Qatar ‘to introduce’ minimum wage

    DOHA: World Cup 2022 host Qatar, under global scrutiny over its alleged ill-treatment of foreign workers, has agreed to a range of labour reforms including the introduction of a minimum wage...

    The minimum wage initiative and the bilateral agreements were announced by Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi, minister of administrative development, labour and social affairs, during a meeting with foreign diplomats...

  • Workers demand a minimum of Rs25,000 monthly wage

    HYDERABAD: The Sindh Hari Mazdoor conference held here on Sunday called for fixation of minimum wages at Rs25,000 per month, cut in defence spending and increase in health and education budgets...

    It urged the government to announce Rs6,000 minimum pension, set up labour colonies in all towns, cut defence spending and increase the budget for education and health, end feudal system, distribute government land among landless haris and...

  • Labourers demand Rs30,000 minimum wage

    PESHAWAR: On May Day, different labour organisations demanded of the government to fix Rs30,000 as minimum wage for the workers so that they could meet basic requirements of life...

    They also demanded implementation of the decision regarding minimum wage and ensuring job security for workers in different private sector organisations...

  • PPP calls for minimum wage of Rs18,000

    ISLAMABAD: The PPP has called for a 25 per cent increase in pay and pension, a minimum wage of Rs18,000 per month, and a separate fund to protect vulnerable groups, including transgender people, under Benazir Income Support Programme...

    Apart from restructuring the FBR and diverting resources to enhance social and food security, the PPP shadow budget calls for close cooperation with provinces to implement labour laws, including...

  • Minimum wage: Kiln workers start hunger strike unto death

    Addressing the hunger strikers at their camp, Pakistan Bhatta Mazdoor Union district secretary general Muhammad Shabbir, Baba Nazir Maseeh, Baba Arshad, Sajida Perveen and Zahoor Ahmad said the district administration had completely failed to implement the Punjab government’s notification for Rs1,036 pay per 1,000 bricks to the workers who were being paid just Rs600 to Rs700 per 1,000 bricks...

    During their hunger strike at the same...

  • Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids in first for Gulf

    KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait has set a minimum wage for its hundreds of thousands of mostly Asian domestic workers, in a first for Gulf states which have come under widespread accusations of abuse...

    A decree issued by Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Sabah set the minimum wage at 60 dinars ($200) a month and also granted domestic staff a raft of other rights, Al Anbaa newspaper reported on Thursday...

  • Minimum wage

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has fixed Rs13,000 as the minimum monthly wage for industrial labourers and workers...

    A handout quoted a notification issued by the Minimum Wages Board of Punjab secretary, according to which the board has increased wages of all unskilled workers working in industries to Rs13,000, while those of skilled and semi-skilled labourers of 102 registered industries in Punjab has been increased by 8...

  • Brick kiln workers’ sit-in for minimum wage

    TOBA TEK SINGH: Brick kiln workers, including women and children, took out a procession for implementation of minimum wages on Friday...

    In their speeches to the participants, Labour Qaumi Movement and Bhatta Mazdoor Tehrik leaders, Shabbir Ahmad, Perveen Malik and Begum Sajida demanded implementation on the Punjab government’s notification under which Rs962 per 1,000 bricks had been fixed as minimum wages for kiln workers...

  • Teachers and minimum wage

    Even the minimum wage, for 40 hours of work per week, is Rs13,000 to Rs14,000 per month...

    Why are teachers in private schools not covered under the legislation? In KP, teachers have been taken out of the category of ‘workers’ to which the minimum wage law applies...

  • Labourers seek minimum wage, plots in labour colonies

    They urged the government to implement the minimum wage of Rs15,000 in industries...

    “We have been deprived of dowry fund, death grant, scholarships for our children and residential plots in the labour colonies,” he said and added that the labourers had not been receiving the minimum wages of Rs15,000 as announced by the provincial government two years ago...

  • Senate seeks abolishment of amnesty scheme, minimum wage at Rs30,000

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday adopted all of the 61 recommendations of its standing committee on finance and revenue, asking the National Assembly to delete the much-talked Asset Declaration Scheme, the Stamp Act of 1899 and West Pakistan Motor Vehicles Taxation Act 1958 from the Finance Bill 2019-20...

    Another recommendation demanded that all ad hoc relief allowances should be merged in the running basic pay and 15pc increase...

  • Chinese inflation hits highest rate since 2012

    BEIJING: China’s consumer prices grew at their fastest rate in almost eight years in October driven by a spike in pork prices caused by an outbreak of African swine fever, according to official figures released on Saturday...

    0pc in September and the highest annual rate since January 2012...

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