The interim Punjab government has issued a notification to increase the minimum wage in Punjab for working laborers in all industrial and commercial foundations all over Punjab.
An official notice said that per day minimum wage in Punjab by law has been fixed at Rs1,230.77 for eight working hours and Rs32,000 every month (for 26 working days).
The public authority said the derivations in wake of convenience and transport facility will be permitted to the businesses. For giving lodging convenience, the businesses can deduct Rs397 each month while they can deduct Rs85 each month for giving transport facility.
“According to the provision of Rule 15 of the West Pakistan Minimum Wages Rules, 1962, for work of equivalent worth, a female laborer of the class will get similar minimum wages as permitted to a male specialist of the class for such work,” read the notification.
The every day/week-by-week working hours, state of extra time work, work on week after week days off rest and paid holidays, and so forth, in regard to the unskilled and immature workers of given classification will be managed by the Factories Act, 1934 (Act XXVI of 1934), Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (No. IV of 1936) and other significant labor laws, it added.
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“The minimum wages of different classes of laborers (highly skilled, skilled and semi-skilled) utilized in any industry will for no situation be less than minimum rates of wages, presently, fixed for unskilled and immature workers in the Region of Punjab,” it closed.