KARACHI: Managing Director Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) Zubair Ahmad Channa admitted on Thursday that Chinese company Changi Kanji in Karachi’s District South was paying sanitary workers less than the government-approved wages.
Channa admitted the company’s wrongdoing while presiding over a meeting with officials and concerned officers of the Chinese company of Districts South, East, Malir, Kemari and West. He said that the wages of sanitary workers, helpers should be paid according to the law.
“The main issue Chinese should address is to increase the salaries of sanitary workers,” he said.
He said that a week has been given to the company to work out a mechanism to correct the wrongdoing.
“If no mechanism is worked out by next month, then the salaries of the employees would be paid by deducting from the bills of the Chinese company,” said Channa. He urged that their staff should be paid good salaries so the garbage collection of Karachi is not affected.
“Build a database of your employees as it is also necessary to create a database of sanitary workers for security purposes. Employees’ salaries should be paid only after confirmation of attendance,” he directed.
He said that there would be no significant improvement in the sanitation of the city till the attendance problems of sanitary workers and timely payment of salaries is done.
“Timely payment of salaries will restore confidence in sanitary workers and improve their performance,” said Channa.