LAHORE:National conference of Electricity Young Contract Workers was held Thursday at Bakhtiar Labour Hall under All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union CBA.
The demands put forth were immediate regularisation of contract workers, check rising prices of essential commodities and tackling unemployment among youths and working class of the country. It was led by veteran trade union leader Khurshid Ahmad along with Abdul Latif Nizamani, president of the union.
By a resolution, the house welcomed the decision of Energy Directorate to accept the demand of the union for bringing more than thirteen thousand contract workers on regular basis. It called upon the Energy Minister to get the said order implemented at the earliest since those had been performing their duties diligently for years.
They urged the prime minister to allocate adequate resources to Wapda for developing new hydel dams and hydel power station.
They urged the government to adopt National Economic Self Reliance Policy and eliminate rising inequalities in society, get rid of the clutches of foreign debts by developing its national industries, agriculture and trade.