Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Pakistan powerloom owners reject minimum wage hike
Pakistan powerloom owners reject minimum wage hike
18
Jun '12
The powerloom owners in Pakistan’s Punjab have denied accepting the rise in the minimum wages to Pk Rs. 9,000 per month, and have called on the government to exempt the powerloom industry from power load-shedding, which is barring them from operating beyond four days per week.
 
The powerloom representatives voiced their denial during a meeting convened by Hassan Iqbal Malik, Secretary of Labour, Punjab and the Minimum Wages Board Chairman.
 
Except for powerlooms, representatives of all other 50 industries of the province approved the wage hike decision.
 
Mr. Malik said it would not be possible for the Government to grant an exemption to any industry from raising the minimum wages, as stipulated. 
 
Announcing a hike of Rs. 1,000 per month, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani fixed the minimum wages at Rs. 8,000 per month. However, in order to earn a political advantage in the forthcoming general elections, the Punjab government raised the same by another Rs. 1,000 per month and fixed it at Rs. 9,000 per month.
 
In Pakistan, the powerloom industry is concentrated in four big cities namely, Karachi, Kasur, Multan and Faisalabad, three of which are in Punjab.
 
According to the estimates, the four cities house over 360,000 powerlooms, with at least three people working on one loom. The industry thus serves as a source of employment for over one million people.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

IOC, MCPI to set up ₹1000 cr PSF unit in Odisha

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

IOC, MCPI to set up ₹1000 cr PSF unit in Odisha

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has teamed up with Materials Chemicals...

Courtesy: Marks and Spencer

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2018

M&S to close 14 Clothing & Home stores by 2019

Marks & Spencer (M&S), a leading British multi-national retailer,...

Garment products dominate across textile businesses: FESPA

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

Garment products dominate across textile businesses: FESPA

Garment products dominate across all textile businesses, with sports...

Interviews View All

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search