HBWWF demands social security, pension, other benefits under law.


HYDERABAD -- Home based Women Workers Federation has demanded from government to grant them social security, pension and all benefits under labour laws. Demand was raised in convention of home based women workers federation organized at press club here Saturday. In another resolution convention demanded that like Sindh home based laws be passed across Pakistan and practical steps be taken to implement same. Leaders of homebased women workers were addressing convention of home based bangle workers on HBWW labour day. Convention was chaired by Jamila Abdul Latif general secretary of home based bangle women workers federation while Mehboob Qureshi was chief guest of National Trade Union Federation.

Women bangle workers attended the convention in large number. Addressing the convention home based women workers federation general secretary Zohra Khan said the women workers of Sindh hove their legal position as workers accepted during their last 10 years struggle which was not only historical success for women workers of not only Pakistan but of whole region. She said the federation has also fought for women workers as frontline. She said during last three decades women workers including women peasants of Okara, lady health workers, lady teachers, nurses and lady teachers have strengthened labour movement of Pakistan. She demanded Sindh government should make payment women workers attached with bangle women workers according to recently issued notification.

Shakila Khan president of home based women workers federation said they were thankful to Sindh assembly for passing home based workers act which gave recognition to thousands of women workers but it has been very difficult to enforce law by...

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