Education Foundation Achieved the hall
mark victory by bringing major trade unions together and as well as a
result made them part of Pakistan Workers Confederation (PWC), which is
the main Confederation in Pakistan.
On the initiative of EF some of its
affiliates have become member of international trade union
EF itself has been affiliated with
International Federation of Workers Education Association (IFWEA) in
There is another area of achievement
of EF, which is to materialize the initiative of scatted cottage
industry workers of printing and graphic industry and built Pakistan
Printing and Graphic Workers Union in 2001.
Regarding child labour, EF took the
initiative to develop three Union Schools for working children in
working class area of Lahore and educated more than 3000 students in a
span of five years (1996-2000)
Regarding women's struggle of
emancipation, EF develops Women Workers Help Line (WWHL), which is one
of the most effective women issue oriented organization working in
Pakistan since 2000.
The main achievement of WWHL is to
settle the day to day grievance regarding discrimination in factories
and domestic violence.
WWHL has been organized demonstrations
on different issues related to women in Pakistan. It has also organized
several workshops and seminars for problems identification and awareness
of working women.
Regarding establishment of Pakistan
Trade Union Resource Centre, EF has developed a physical structure for a
reference section as well as printing unit containing three presses and
has printed posters, booklets and other publicity materials for trade
unions, which is indeed an initiative taken first time in Pakistan for
trade union struggle.
Regular Publication of Weekly paper
MAZDOOR JEDDOJUHD (www.jeddojuhd.com)
for last six years till now, as a sustainable activity in the area of
enlighten of trade union activists all over Pakistan is an other
achievement of EF.
Making Ittehad Labour Union Carpet
Industries Pakistan, an effective trade union by providing it with
capacity building, communication and management facilities, was one of
the early achievements by Education Foundation regarding its trade
unions development objectives.