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Pakistani labourers, daily wagers demonstrate demanding fixed employment contract
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Pakistani labourers, daily wagers demonstrate demanding fixed employment contract

| @indiablooms | 03 May 2024, 05:54 pm

Several labourers and daily wagers have organised protests close to Yaadgar-e-Shuhada in Pakistan for a fixed employment contract, media reports said.

The workers raised their demands to earn a fixed compensation rate for a day of hard work, reported ANI.

The protest was held in the country on the sidelines of the International Labour Day.

A local labourer told ANI: "Today when the world celebrates World Labor Day, our political representatives use fuel that comes out of our pockets and taxes. Additionally, they stay in homes that we labourers have built. Moreover, the people of GB also enjoy this day as a holiday but in reality, we labour continuously suffer financially."

“There is no set compensation for any daily wager, we work for the entire day and sometimes get just PKR 1000 and sometimes even half of that. There are no laws that define what we will get, everything here is upon the employer. In some cases, the employers sometimes refuse to pay anything. And because of the absence of any laws, we are not able to lodge any complaints to retrieve our money,” he said.

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