The National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) Employees Association demanded a 100% salary hike for their members at the International Labor Day event it participated in, along with workers from various trade unions assembled in Lahore on Monday. The event’s focus this year was professional well-being and safety.
The Textile Powerloom Garments Workers Union, Progressive Labour Federation, Pakistan Bhatta Mazdoor Union, Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab, Home-based Women Workers Union, and NADRA were among the unions represented at the Shimla Hill protest in Abbottabad calling for better pay and working conditions.
They demanded the issuance of employee old-age benefit cards to all workers, a minimum wage of Rs. 50,000 per month, and the right of garment industry workers to form unions.
Additionally, the demonstrators demanded that wages for brick kiln workers be in line with the 2022 Gazette announcement. Additionally, they pushed for the implementation of the Child Labour Act of 2016 in kilns and the granting of trade union rights to workers who work from home. They came out against the 12-hour schedule, the contractual employment system, and pay reductions for time off.