Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2018

Industries in Sindh Not Willing to Implement Rs.25,000 Minimum Wage

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Associations of Industries in Sindh have shared their utter reservation upon the policy in the pipeline to be promulgated by provincial government i.e. to increase the Minimum Wage to Rs. 25,000 per month.  According to the senior representatives of several associations, the government shall facilitate us by reducing the production cost instead, it is creating more cost.

The meeting was held in Karachi and association form seven industrial towns joined the discussion. They were communicating views on labour policy draft of Sindh Tripartite Labor conference.  According to the members, a few years back the Minimum Wage rate for an unskilled worker was Rs. 11,000 and now increased to Rs. 15,000 which is unjust.

They told that according to the varying exchange rate on par with dollar and consumer price index (CPI), the wage should have been not more than Rs. 12,000.

If compared to other countries in our region, the wages paid by Pakistan is very high.

Consultation from associations in Karachi was essential because it accounts for 80% of total Sindh’s industries and also contributes 90 percent of all the revenue into Exchequer, said the members.

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