Punjab govt to legislate weekly holiday for domestic workers

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The provincial government is considering bringing domestic workers under Labour Laws.

 The Punjab government has decided to make it compulsory to give a weekly holiday to the domestic workers.

According to media reports, the Punjab government is likely to do legislation in this regard.

The provincial government is considering bringing domestic helpers under Labour Laws of the country.

Sources said that the Punjab government will amend Labour Laws so a weekly holiday and reasonable pay can be ensured for the domestic servants. The law will be implemented after legislation in Punjab Assembly.

This government’s act will aid in the prevention of cases of abuse against domestic helpers.

The social activists have also supported the Punjab government’s decision.