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Web desk – Posted: May 19, 2021 | Last Updated: 5 minutes in the past

Posted: May 19, 2021 | Last Updated: 5 minutes in the past



Children can’t be employed as domestic workers in Islamabad

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Children beneath the age of 16 can not be employed for domestic work in Islamabad.

The Islamabad Capital Territory Domestic Worker Bill, 2019 was moved by PML-N lawmaker Mehnaz Akbar Aziz. It was introduced by the Standing Committee on Interior and goals to “aims at providing legal cover for regulating the employment of domestic workers in Islamabad and protecting their rights”.

Historic Domestic Workers Bill Islamabad Capital Territory handed by National Assembly – another step in direction of fairness and Justice @HamidMirPAK @ShehzadRoy @_Mansoor_Ali @MunizaeJahangir pic.twitter.com/7caOqN4hS2— Mehnaz Akber Aziz (@MehnazAkberAziz) May 18, 2021

According to the brand new legislation, the federal government will put together a mechanism to find out and notify minimal wages and forestall employment under the age of 16 years.

“There is a need to regulate the terms of employment of domestic workers to ensure their basic needs such as rest breaks, number of hours of sleep, medical care, the minimum number of meals, working time, freedom from discrimination and sexual harassment.”

Here are a number of the factors highlighted in the invoice:

Domestic workers ought to be entitled to obtain time beyond regulation wages for labour carried out in extra of their shift Government to kind labour courts Domestic workers ought to be addressed as a domestic workerA full-time domestic employee ought to have not less than 12 hours freed from obligation in a 24 hour shift Domestic workers with 12-hour shifts ought to have a three-hour break which they’ll both use collectively or in intervals. If they work for straight 12 hours, the three hours ought to be compensated to them in the type of pay not lower than 90 occasions the precise wage A full-time domestic employee will solely be allowed to work six days per week Seven-day duties will solely be allowed to these working 30 hours per week or six hours a day

The legislation added that workers are prohibited from sharing beds.

A letter of their employment has to be submitted to the workplace of the Islamabad commissioner. Employers have been instructed to make a copy of the identification paperwork of domestic employee.

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Children beneath the age of 16 can not be employed for domestic work in Islamabad.

The Islamabad Capital Territory Domestic Worker Bill, 2019 was moved by PML-N lawmaker Mehnaz Akbar Aziz. It was introduced by the Standing Committee on Interior and goals to “aims at providing legal cover for regulating the employment of domestic workers in Islamabad and protecting their rights”.

According to the brand new legislation, the federal government will put together a mechanism to find out and notify minimal wages and forestall employment under the age of 16 years.

“There is a need to regulate the terms of employment of domestic workers to ensure their basic needs such as rest breaks, number of hours of sleep, medical care, the minimum number of meals, working time, freedom from discrimination and sexual harassment.”

Here are a number of the factors highlighted in the invoice:

  • Domestic workers ought to be entitled to obtain time beyond regulation wages for labour carried out in extra of their shift
  • Government to kind labour courts
  • Domestic workers ought to be addressed as a domestic employee
  • A full-time domestic employee ought to have not less than 12 hours freed from obligation in a 24 hour shift
  • Domestic workers with 12-hour shifts ought to have a three-hour break which they’ll both use collectively or in intervals. If they work for straight 12 hours, the three hours ought to be compensated to them in the type of pay not lower than 90 occasions the precise wage
  • A full-time domestic employee will solely be allowed to work six days per week
  • Seven-day duties will solely be allowed to these working 30 hours per week or six hours a day

The legislation added that workers are prohibited from sharing beds.

A letter of their employment has to be submitted to the workplace of the Islamabad commissioner. Employers have been instructed to make a copy of the identification paperwork of domestic employee.

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