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Informal exploitation

The fire incidence of factory in Baldia Town Karachi has exposed negligence and lack of sufficient control by the government machinery.It is reported by the media that factory owners violated multiple regulations. The majority of the workers were working on a third-party contract and none of them had an appointment letter. No worker was registered […]

`Home-based workers rights priority`

LAHORE: Punjab Labour Minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said that the Home-based workers are priority of the Punjab government as they are the marginalised among the labour force and they are also contributing in our economy. He stressed that it is our priority to end the exploitation of these workers and they feel protected. HomeNet […]

Mainstreaming home-based workers

Pakistan’s home-based workers will finally have access to labour laws dealing with union formation, social security and old-age benefit. Years of deliberations and meetings have now reached a point where the provincial governments of Punjab and Sindh have finalised a policy on home-based workers. At the national level, the policy on home-based workers was finalised […]

Sindh govt urged to approve home-based workers policy

KARACHI, Nov 6: Civil society organisations and trade unions on Wednesday asked the government to approve the policy draft for home-based workers (HBWs), lying with the Sindh cabinet for the past two-and-a-half-months. Executive director of HomeNet Pakistan Ume Laila Azhar, regional coordinator of HomeNet Pakistan Nuzhat Shirin and others said this while addressing a press […]

Govt urged to announce `much-delayed` HBWs policy

LAHORE: Representatives of various civil society organisations have urged the Punjab government to announce the long-due Home Based Workers (HBWs) policy on the upcoming International Women’s Day on March 8. “The HBWs policy has been finalised and awaiting approval of the Punjab Cabinet,” said HomeNet Pakistan Executive Director Ume Laila Azhar at a news conference […]

Civil society demands speedy approval of provincial HBWs policy

Karachi: The civil society on Wednesday demanded from the Sindh government to hurry up the approval of home-based workers’ (HBWs) policy which lies pending before a committee formed to finalise a social protection framework for them. Addressing the media at the Karachi Press Club, they urged the government to speed up the approval and announce […]