Pakistan Steel Mill (PSM) terminated 4,544 of workers, including the Divisional and Assistant Managers, PSM representative affirmed on Friday.
Management affirmed that authorities belonging with classification 2, 3, and 4 pay bunches have been fired from their positions.
Then again, PSM Stakeholders Group Covener Mamriz Khan regretted that the state has gotten unconcerned with the representatives of one of the biggest public sectors of Pakistan.
He stated, there are reports that the division head was called today so representatives can be fired, regretting that workers are forced to protest during the current coronavirus outbreak.
Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar said that the government had chosen to privatize the PSM as it had become a weight on the public exchequer.
He said that at one phase, the PSM had 30,000 representatives out of which numerous workers had resigned and now an expected 9,000 representatives were working for the factory. He said the PSM was shut throughout the previous five years and past governments couldn’t come up with any arrangement for it.
Azhar said that the past governments couldn’t deal with this issue, however, the current government needed to take an ultimate conclusion about the destiny of the factory in the bigger interest of the nation.
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