Peshawar: On the call of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the employees of all the government departments, civil society, traders and people of all walks of life staged rallies and protest demonstrations against India’s unending brutalities and human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir. In this connection, Director General, Press Information Department Peshawar, Tariq Mahmood Khan, General Manager, SNGPL Arbab Saqib, General Manager National Highway Authority
Month: August 2019
Lahore: APWC General Secretary Khurshid Ahmad urged the Prime Minister and Adviser Finance to implement the decisions of the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan declaring that the employees of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation (PTCL) are entitled to be paid 70percent of their pay as pension. The decisions have been made since long whereas the old age employees have been dying.…
Dhaka: Solidarity Center (SC) in partnership with Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation (SGSF) and Akota Garments Workers Federation (AGWF) have provided assistance to over 175 union worker families affected by the Mirpur slum fire yesterday. “Thousands of garment workers have been affected by this fire. Because wages and benefits are still so low for most garment workers they are sometimes forced to live in slum like conditions
South Africa: Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is to increase its cooperation with other trade union federations, to put worker unity above ideological differences to fight common battles. The ANC-aligned federation agreed to cooperate with the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) after some of its affiliates began working with Saftu affiliates outside of the Cosatu mandate.
TURKEY: The new mayor, Tanju Özkan from the main opposition party CHP, both before the election and during his handover ceromony promised job guarantees for all local government workers and respect for freedom of association. However, within days of becoming Mayor, he broke these promises.
Hizmet İs began a sit in protest in front of Bolu Municipality which has lasted over 100 days so far. Workers have been left jobless and their families are suffering and their hopes for a stable future have been taken away.
Trade union representatives from Hak İs Confederation and Hizmet İs Trade Union led a march of over 6000 workers, NGOs and community members for over 10 days and 200km from Bolu to Ankara in protest. This Labour and Justice Walk ended with a large demonstration in Ankara in front of CHP headquarters.
Yet the struggle continues. The demands of workers and their unions have been continuously denied and ignored. Trade union leader Mahmut Arslan has declared that if the authorities refuse to revoke the dismissals, then a hunger strike will be launched on 23rd of August.
Hizmet Is trade union is calling for international support in their struggle against union repression and dismissal of municipal workers.
Rosa Pavanelli (PSI General Secretary) and Jan Willen (EPSU General Secretary have written a letter to the Mayor demanding reinstatement.
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