Charter of Demands for 2010-12 – PSM workers to get Rs 6,000 to Rs 15,000 raise in salaries
Karachi (Friday, October 19, 2012) – Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) workers will get an increase of Rs 6,000 to Rs 15,000 in their salaries from this month, besides enhancement of their other allowances after approval of the ‘Charter of Demands 2010-12’ submitted by PSM People’s Workers Union (CBA).
Chairman PSM People’s Workers Union (CBA) Shamshad Qureshi announced this while speaking at a function at the union office on Friday.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah was the chief guest and Federal Minister Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah was the guest of honour on this occasion. Dr Nasrullah Baloch MPA, Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh Rashid Rabbani, Special Assistants to CM Syed Waqar Mehdi, Siddique Abu Bhai and Salman Murrad were also present.
Shamshad Qureshi congratulated the workers and said that the union got this charter approved despite many hurdles and financial stress on Pakistan Steel. He further said the arrears on this account would be given in phases.
“This is the first charter of demands, which has been floated through Board of Directors and approved by Federal Cabinet,” he remarked.
On this occasion, Qureshi announced that phase 4 of Gulshan-e-Hadeed had been approved and the newly regularised workers would also get benefit from it.
He also announced that the next referendum of Pakistan Steel workers would be held in November, this year.
Sindh Chief Minsiter Syed Qaim Ali Shah, who was the chief guest, said that he decided to set up this mega project amid very hostile conditions. It was his commitment that made this possible.
Now, he said, more than 16,000 employees are on its payroll besides indirect employment to large number of families. Pakistan Steel has been playing a pivotal role in the economy of the country.
The chief minister said that PPP would always supporting the PSM management and the workers. “Government functionary is equally responsible for the revival and expansion of this national asset”, he remarked.
He announced Rs 10 million as special grant for the Agosh School and College for the disabled children, run by Pakistan Steel free of the cost on behalf of Sindh govenment.