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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 […]

Working women ignored in budget

LAHORE – Home based working women have been ignored in the provincial budget 2014-15. There was a need to announce a policy for working women who contribute to the national economy. The speakers viewed this at a seminar on “Post Budget (2014-15) Review for Women Working” Tuesday at Hameed Nizami Press Institute of Pakistan. Dr […]

Budget blues: `Raise minimum wage and pensions`

LAHORE: “We demand that the provincial government raise the minimum wage to Rs20,000 and minimum pension from Rs3,600 to Rs10,000,” Hanif Ramay, the Muttahida Labour Federation (MLF) general secretary told The Express Tribune on Monday. The budget session of the provincial assembly will start on June 13. The budget will be presented by Finance Minister […]

Bare minimum: The federal budget was not meant to favour workers

LAHORE: The federal budget 2014-15 favours capitalists and the elite… not labour or women, Rubina Jamil, president of the Pakistan Workers’ Confederation, told The Express Tribune on Wednesday. Jamil said Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had claimed in his speech that privatisation of state-owned enterprises would generate employment opportunities. Jamil said privatisation was being undertaken on […]

Legislation for women workers demanded

LAHORE: FAVOURABLE legislation for women workers of Punjab is the need of the hour and Government of Punjab is more than willing to achieve desired results in this regard. These views were expressed in a meeting on Thursday organised by HomeNet Pakistan with the Women Caucus Working Council comprising women parliamentarians in the Punjab Assembly, […]