Report on Labour Conditions in the Tram & Bus Services||
Analysis of Wagas afid Earnings,
The <<ni]ti:ry inlo the vvagf-s and earnings of workers employed in tramways find bus transport services in Karachi' covered 6 companies and 448 workers, Of the former, the East India Tramways Company -was the largest and, oŁ 448 workers, 382 were employed by it, The total number of samples, selected from different occupational cates-ories in which the above 448 workers wsrc employed, was 161 or 30%. The wage period covered by the survey was the calendar month of January ]94.4 lor all units.
The following table shows average dally basic wages and net earnings in the principal occupations, winch accounted for 80.4 per cent, of the total number of workers, The averages refer to the averages of the samples and are based on figures of their actual wages 'and net earnings during the wage period In the principal occupations, the samples constitute just over 33 per cent, of the workers,
Showing wages and earnings in principal occupations.
All employees were men and time-rated, generally on monthly rates of pay. It will be seen from the table that, in most occupations, the average daily basic wages of workers were above Re. 1 ; those, whose daily basic wages were below this figure, were II grade drivers and conductors, car pushers and general coolies. The mechanical staff appears to be better paid than other employees. The net cash earnings of painters and fitters are considerably ab'ove their daily basic wages, indicating thereby considerable overtime work on their part.
Closed Dap.—At the East India Company, traffic and commercial staff generally get two paid holidays in a month or two days' wages in lieu thereof. All of their employees are entitled to leave which may extend over a month.Another unit allows four festival days and Sundays as close days. The