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Police harshly baton charged and arrested workers in Naveena Textile

Police harshly baton charged and arrested workers in Naveena Textile
07.08.2008

800 workers working in harsh condition in Naveena Textile, having no appointment letters, getting less than minimum wage, working 10-12 hours, forced overtime, factory management is violating labor laws and not giving their very basic right, violating ILO Conventions.

On July 30, 2008 workers hold protest infornt of factory gate under the banner of All Pakistan Trade Union Federation / and Communist Mazdoor Kisaan party in which more than 500 workers participated. Workers peacefully chanted slogans for the implementation of Minimum wage which is RS. 6000/-, Illegal Lock out and acceptance of their demands.

Nos of Police contingent were there:

While addressing workers Mr. Muhammad Ashraf, Secretary All Pakistan Trade Union Federation, Mr. Taimur Rehman, Secretary General CMKP, Mohammad Irfan CMKP, Muhammad Ilyas, Joint Secretary APTUF criticise the attitude of the management and the ruling government announced to increase minimum wages, not issue any notification to increase minimum wage, with the support of ruling elite management is using bad tactics and exploiting workers. Now we will not tolerate and allow any harsh act of capitalist to stop workers to not get their basic rights. They said if management not accept workers demands we will block all the industrial areas in Lahore. During speeches workers chanted slogans.

APTUF hold an emergency meeting and criticised local administration and police attitude harshly baton workers. It was decided to send a delegation to police station to meet arrested workers. And also meet Superintendent of Police

Our demands:

  • Immediately Reinstate all workers
  • Release all arrested office bearers and workers
  • Increase Minimum Wage
  • Implement labour laws

It is requested to all Trade Unions and Human right organizations to send Protest Message to:

Mr. Yousaf Raza Gilani

Prime Minister of Pakistan

Prime Minister Secretariat

Islamabad

Tel: 92 - 051-9222666

Fax: 92 - 051-9221596

Mr. Salman Taseer

Tel: 92-42-9200081-9

Fax:92-42-9203044

Email: governor.sectt@punjab.gov.pk

Sardar Doost Mohammad Khoosa

Chief Minister House

JOR, Lahore

Lahore-Pakistan

Tel: 92-42 9203222

Mr. Ashraf Sohna
Provincial Minister of Labour
 
Civil Secretariat-Punjab
 
Lahore, Pakistan
Fax: 92-42- 9211580
 
 
Secretary Labor Punjab
Civil Secretariat -Punjab
 
2 Bank Road, Old P & D Building
 
Lahore Pakistan
 
Fax: 92-42-9211580

Kindly send a copy of protest letters to rubinawwo@nexlinx.net.pk and Fax: No 92-42 -5314365.

Message of solidarity send to: rubinawwo@nexlinx.net.pk; or Fax: 92-42-5314365.

An Injury to one is an Injury to all!

 In solidarity,
 Rubina Jamil

 Chairperson
 APTUF
 APTUF/ CMKP will inform you the latest situation day by day.

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