Sindh Education and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani has said that after the 18th amendment, labour is a provincial matter but the federation was not transferring the assets of workers bodies to the provinces and had held onto the EOBI and Workers Welfare Funds. He made these remarks while talking to the media at a function organised by the North Karachi Association of Trade and Industry (NKATI) on Saturday
He said the Sindh government would soon bring an amended law in the province, after which Sessi, Workers Welfare Board, EOBI and all other workers board would all be brought under one umbrella and every worker in Sindh would be entitled to all facilities. The law would also guarantee that every worker received their right.
The minister said that the PPP government had set up various committees in Sindh to strengthen the link between employers and workers. In this respect the Sindh government had increased the number of representatives of workers and employers in all the governing bodies of the labour department and minimised government intervention.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 17th, 2021.