On the occasion of International Labour Day, President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif expressed gratitude for labourers’ efforts and emphasised the significance of maintaining their rights.
In a statement, President Arif Alvi stated that Labour Day is an occasion to reconfirm the commitment to maintaining the dignity of labour and appreciating workers’ valiant struggle for their fundamental rights.
The president went on to say that the labour force is the backbone of our economy, and it is critical to protect their rights by strictly enforcing employment laws and opposing unfair labour practises.
Furthermore, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reaffirmed the government’s commitment to improving workers’ working and living conditions, as well as their welfare, by providing better housing, education, and healthcare.
“Despite high inflation rates and other economic challenges, the government has raised workers’ minimum monthly wages from 17,500 rupees to 25,000 rupees,” the Prime Minister remarked.
The premier stated that the government has established vocational training and skill development programmes to equip employees to secure their due place in national and international labour markets.
It is worth noting that Labour Day, also known as May Day, is observed every year on May 1 in numerous areas of the world as a day to honour and recognize the contributions of labourers and employees to society.
The day is significant because it commemorates the struggles and sacrifices of workers who battled for their rights and dignity.
People from all walks of life join together on this day to demonstrate solidarity with the labour force and to emphasize the necessity of fair treatment and the protection of their rights.