FAISALABAD: District Coordination Officer (DCO) Noorul Amin Mengal on Sunday announced a 10.5 per cent increase in the wages of power loom workers in Faisalabad district. The DCO was chairing a meeting in this regard. He said the increase in the power loom workers’ wages was imperative due to the prevailing price hike and inflation. “The poor loom workers labour day and night, but their hard work is cashed on by factory owners, who do not pay them they due wages,” the DCO said. He ordered all power loom owners to ensure that the workers’ wages were increased. “All factory owners should raise the salaries of their employees. Otherwise, legal action will be taken against them,” he said. The DCO also formed a committee to ensure that the orders were implemented. MNA Mian Abdul Manan will supervise the working of the committee and address problems of power loom workers.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2014.