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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, […]

Recommendations for labour policy

LAHORE: The provincial women’s caucus met with experts and activists on Wednesday to discuss recommendations for the provincial labour policy expected to be passed soon by the assembly. Homenet General-Secretary Umme Laila said the South Asian Labour Conference was about to be hosted by Punjab this year where 150 dignitaries and Saarc delegations would be […]

Plan of action of HNP for Display and sales center Karachi

Home Net Pakistan is non profit organization. A Net work comprises of 360 members organizations and individuals working for recognition of home based worker as worker. It also works for decent employment of the women and encouragement to mid level women entrepreneurships. HNP believe in economic empowerment of the women in the country as well […]

Call for protection of home-based workers

HYDERABAD, Sept 14: Speakers at a consultative meeting held here on Saturday called for recognition of home-based workers as workers in their own right and protection of their fundamental human rights at workplace. The meeting organised by the Homenet Pakistan here was addressed by labour leaders, lawyers, civil society representatives and journalists. Homenet Pakistan Executive […]

Home-based workers want quota in LG system

LAHORE, Aug 2: Home-based workers have filed their charter of demands to the Punjab government and urged it to ensure their sufficient representation in the local government system, according to a press release issued by the Home Net Pakistan, a non-profit organization. The charter says self-governed, autonomous, elected and representative local governments are very important […]