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International Workers’ Day demonstrated in Pakistan

Seminars and rallies being held in different cities to homage Chicago workers who laid down their lives in 1886. International Workers Day Pakistan is being observed today across the country in Pakistan. Workers, activists and human right persons in several cities arranged rallies and processions in the streets and gather in city centers to homage laborers across the globe. Labour ... Read More »

Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Lahore

Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Lahore

Promoting Safe Migration from Pakistan: Pakistan’s Second Migrant Resource Centre Inaugurated in Lahore LAHORE – A new Migrant Resource Center has been launched in Lahore to offer a range of support services to (potential) migrants, migrant workers, and their families including information, counselling referral and pre-departure orientation. Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Center (MRC) in Lahore will provide similar counselling services as the Islamabad MRC ... Read More »

World’s 10 best countries for working women

World's 10 best countries for working women

Finland, Norway and Sweden are the top 3 countries for working women The Nordic countries — Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland —  are the best countries to be a working woman, according to The Economist’s glass-ceiling index 2016. In these countries, women are present in the labour force at similar rates to men. Finland has the largest share of women who have gone through ... Read More »

New Strategy discussed to Eliminate Child & Bonded Labour in Pakistan

New Strategy discussed to Eliminate Child & Bonded Labour in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Over thirty high-level representatives of the Federal and Provincial Governments, Employers and Workers  gathered  in Islamabad to discuss and draw consensus on the goals, components and implementation structure of the draft ”National Strategy on the Elimination of Child and Bonded Labour in Pakistan”. The national strategy was developed by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development with technical assistance of ... Read More »

Pakistan Buyers Forum plans to improve labour conditions

Pakistan Buyers Forum plans to improve labour conditions

Pakistan Buyers Forum agreed to to improve labour conditions in textile and garment supply chains through policy, advocacy and enterprise improvement programmes LAHORE – Pakistan Buyers Forum agreed to collectively work towards improving working conditions in the factories that they work with and influence their supply chains. The new changes should be implemented through policy, advocacy and enterprise improvement programmes ... Read More »

Pakistan ranks 147th on Human Development Index 2015

With 2 billion people lifted out of low human development in last 25 years, now we must galvanize progress says 2015 Human Development Report. LAHORE — Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges are rapidly transforming what work means today. This new world of work presents great opportunities for some, but profound challenges for others. The 2015 Human ... Read More »

Pakistani delegation study labour migration governance in SL

Pakistani delegates with the Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Employment and his team

ISLAMABAD – Three government officials from the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and the Punjab Department of Labour and Human Resource visited Sri Lanka on 21-23 December 2015 to study their labour migration management system. The Pakistani delegation was hosted by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), the regulatory authority of foreign employment which falls under the ... Read More »

Majority of Punjab’s brick kiln child-workers enrolled in schools

Majority of Punjab's brick kiln child-workers enrolled in schools

Around 18,622 out of 23,000 children working in brick kilns in Punjab have been enrolled in schools LAHORE – “Out of 23,000 working children in brick kilns in Pakistan, 18,622 have been successfully enrolled in schools for education” said Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Minister for Labour and Manpower Punjab while addressing a high profile launch of Labour Inspection project. The Government of Punjab has completed a ... Read More »

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