Workers’ welfare schemes stopped for last two years

Staff Reporter

A five-member delegation of labour leaders of Karachi Site area on Friday called on Sindh Caretaker Minister for Labour and Human Resources Simon John Daniel at his office and apprised him about the issues of labourers.
Delegation comprised Khawaja Mubasher Zubair chairman SITE labour forum, Irshad Bhutto joint secretary SITE labour forum, Muhammad Aslam Tanoli vice president national trade union, Israr Ahmed Kohinoor employees union and Gul Zameen Khan of SITE union, said a statement on Friday.
Labour leaders apprised that welfare schemes which include marriage grants, scholarships etc for workers’ siblings had been stopped for last two years by the workers welfare board.
Adding that 70 per cent flats at Maymar Labour colony had been allocated to workers; however, there is scarcity of civic facilities like water, electricity and gas.
The Caretaker Minister told them that he has directed labour department, SESSI and workers welfare board officials to computerize all the record of registered workers and centralized data for making access of workers to welfare measures trouble-free.
He told them that he has also directed the SESSI administration to stop local purchase of medicine so as to provide quality medicine to workers at SESSI healthcare facilities.

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