The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar to review performance of the Labour and Manpower Department.
The participants of the meeting briefed the provincial chief executive about the performance of the department and steps being taken for the well-being of the industrial workers.
The meeting decided to raise the salary of industrial workers from Rs 15,000 to 16, 5000 per month.
“The labours will be able to buy items on the concessional price by using their special Labour cards,” the chief minister said.
He relayed that the residential colonies are being constructed, whereas process of automation in the social security hospitals was also underway.