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Carpet Workers of Lahore
SASK and APHEDA visit to carpet washing factory, warm welcome by Ittehad Labour Union Carpet Industries Pakistan!


Home Based Workers of Lahore and their work!


Community Seminar Organized by LEF in Lahore
Labour Education Foundation organized a seminar to commemorate the campaign of "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence" in area of Khuda Ki Basti on 3rd December, 2014.
Approximately 300 women attended the seminar. History, importance, significance and relevance of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence was shared with the audience. 25 November as internationally day to eliminate all types of violence against women, 10 December as human rights day and legal protection against sexual harassment was described. Community activists organized a theater play to highlight the issue of domestic violence.


Protest organized by PHBWF in Lahore
Progressive Home Based Workers Federation (PHBWF) organized a demonstration in front of Lahore Press Club on 21st November, 2014. 550 HBWs from Lahore, Sheikhupura and Kasur participated in the protest. HBWs said they will continue their protest till ratification of C177. Home Based Women Workers chanted Slogans
Ratify C177
Unionization our right
We are workers Recognize us


Sindh Visit
T4-day wonderful visit of Sindh, met brave home based women workers leaders and activists in Hyderabad and Moro, trade unions of Nowshehro Feroz coming together to form a Trade Union Coordination Committee. Difficult political and social situation for women and trade unions but things are moving, thanks to handwork of some committed comrades.


National Convention of Home Based Workers
The National Convention of Home Based Workers (HBWs) was organized by the Labour Education Foundation (LEF) to commemorate...... more


Prosperity Begins At Home
Home Based Workers call for inclusion in labour policies and the ratification of C 177 - the ILO convention concerning them, in order to put an end to their exploitation. You! takes a look... more
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Women workers give Nov 20 deadline to government LAHORE: Women Home Based Workers (HBWs) from all over Punjab have warned the government of a dharna (sit-in) in front of the Punjab Assembly..... more


Female Brick Kiln Worker Issues
Another good report by Shehryar Warraich! This is about discrimination with female brick kiln workers.
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Help with homework,  Home-based workers demand recognition as labour, end to extortion and harassment By Shahzada Irfan Ahmed Sajida Manzoor is a home-based worker (HBW) from Rawalpindi. She, along with her family members..... more


National Convention of Home Based Workers: By Khalid Mahmood(01/11/2013) LAHORE: Stressing upon the legal recognition of ‘Home Based Workers’(HBWs) as ‘labour’, national convention of HBWs call for legislation as well as policy framing for suppressed workers in all provinces..... more 


More than 300 workers die in Pakistan due to fire in two factories, Criminal negligence by government and employers, they should be brought to justice for killing workers: By Khalid Mahmood (13/09/2012)More than 289 textile workers in Karachi and 25 shoe makers in Lahore died due to fires in.... more


Every government suppresses trade unions            Altaf Baloch has lived an eventful life working and fighting for the cause of labour unions and paying a price for it in the shape of spending many years in jail. He has supported working class.... more

A Long Struggle ends in a Win National Database and Registration Authority ( NADRA) is the leading organization in Pakistan that keeps the record of all the citizens of Pakistan. It issues national identity cards, passports, other cards for..... more 

PTCL United Workers Alliance rejects Etisalat unemployment plan Company plan to kick out 16000 more workers, Nationalise PTCL, United Alliance demands at a press conference in Lahore:Today on 31st July, leaders of six different trade.... more


Intro: Pakistan Industrial Relations Act (PIRA)       By: Salman Ali (23/07/2012) In 2010 Punjab government passed the new labour law PIRA which LEF believes that they want the laborers to work hard for their rights. It’s simply against their will.  As.... more

Discussion with labour students on Pakistan Penal Code Section 509: An orientation session was conducted at Suttermill and Youhanabad in last week of June.  The topic was “Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2010”. About... more

LEF documentary on Power loom workers selected for Berlin Film Festival‏:(Khalid Mahmood 13\02\2012) Labour Education Foundation’s documentary “Rise of the Oppressed” on power loom workers of Faisalabad directed by Ammar Aziz has been selected...... more


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Labour Party Pakistan under attack, Help us to fight back: (Farooq Tariq 15\11\2011) Several supporters and members of Labour Party Pakistan are locked up if different jails of Pakistan.... more


ITGLWF Condemns Jailing of Pakistan Power Loom Union Leaders: The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation has strongly condemned the brutal campaign waged by employers.... more


 “Registration as workers is the legal right of Home Based Workers”. This was demanded by women present at the first ever celebration of Home Based Workers Day jointly organized Home Net Pakistan and.... more


Nobody in Pakistan postal services is in the position to solve the problems of union. Saeed Hameed Ahmed has been striving for the worker rights of Pakistan postal services since 1957. He formed an.... more


 Ship breaking industry earning Billions annually is being ignored by the Government institutions. On 27th September a seminar was held in Karachi on the topic of working conditions and rights of... more


We will protest until our demands are met. All primary teachers Association Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa is on protest since October 1st and from 22nd October classes are being boycotted too..... more


Daily waged workers of Nestle Pakistan’s Sheikhupura factory are facing numerous problems. Their wages are not increased, denied of benefits such as weekly and annual holidays.... more


Six power loom workers’ leaders sentenced for 10 year each by Anti-Terrorist Court in Faisalabad       By Khalid Mahmood (01\11\2011)Anti-Terrorist Court’s judge Mian Muhammad Anwar Nazir sentenced six Labour Qaumi Movement’s leaders for 10 years each under terrorism charges in Faisalabad...read more


 

 


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