Lahore: Punjab Labour Minister Haji Ehsaan-ud-Din Qureshi has said that government will safeguard the rights of stone crushing machine’s labourers and clean & safe environment will be provided to them at their working places. He said that the timely payment of minimum wages i.e. Rs. 9000/- per month, by the employers, would be ensured.
While talking to a delegation of Stone Crushing Machine’s labourers, the Minister said that present government has also increased the marriage grant from Rs 70,000/- Rs.100,000/- of the labourer’s daughters and female worker as well. He said that death grant has also been increased from Rs.300,000/- to Rs.500,000/- on the death of an industrial worker. He said that government will provide state of the art health care facilities to the labourers and labour department will spend Rs. 4.31 billion for the provision of state of the art healthcare facilities to the labourers and their families during current fiscal year. The new social security hospitals were being setup and existing hospitals being updated, he concluded.