Agriculture, fishery workers to get labour laws benefits
KARACHI: Sindh govt has decided to extend all relevant benefits of labour laws to the workers associated with agriculture sector and fisheries respectively. Workers associated with the two sectors are soon to be recognised as formal workers, through a policy document that would also be made part of the provincial legislation. He said a draft of provincial policy on home based workers has also been developed and is intended to develop strategies, plans and programmes for the protection and promotion of the rights and benefits of home based workers.
This policy, he said, affirms government’s commitment to bring the law in accordance with the constitutional requirements.
“Under the policy these workers will also be provided with social security benefits that are presently applicable only to the workers from formally recognised employment sectors,” said the official in reply to another question.