March on Lahore stopped, Brick kiln workers

March on Lahore stopped, Brick kiln workers

March on Lahore stopped, Brick kiln workers FAISALABAD: The district administration and police officials managed to stop a brick kiln workers’ march on Lahore near Nishatabad Bridge here on Monday.

They were protesting against the district administration for not implementing the minimum wages fixed by the Punjab government.

Carrying banners of the Labour Qaumi Movement (LQM), an association working for rights of powerloom and kiln workers, the protesters first staged a rally outside the office of the district officer (labour) and then started marching towards Lahore to hold a protest in front of the Chief Minister House. However, labour officials and police stopped their march near the Nishatabad Bridge.

Talking to the reporters, kiln workers said they had staged scores of protest demonstrations and sit-ins outside the DCO Office for fixed wages of Rs962 for 1,000 bricks. They said the Punjab government had issued a notification for the fixed wages, however, the district government had failed to implement the minimum wages.
. He said following their assurance, the workers had called off their march for the time being, however, they would again stage the march if administration fail to resolve.

Owing to the protest rally, the motorists faced problems and scores of them had to take alternative routes to reach their destinations.

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