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Pakistan domestic workers demand legal recognition

Posted by jaypee 506 days ago Pakistan
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Female domestic workers took to the streets of the Pakistan city of Lahore on April 28, in a rally to mark Labor Day and to demand the government give them workers' rights enshrined in law.


At least 150 workers and activists, marched on the Lahore Press Club holding signs that read "better wages our right" and "we are laborers," blocking traffic for more than an hour.

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Govt introduces online complaint system for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 587 days ago Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD: Pir Syed Sadruddin Shah Rashidi, federal minister for overseas Pakistanis and human resource development, said here on Wednesday that the government was committed to the welfare and protection of migrant workers at all stages of the migration cycle.

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Domestic workers  

Posted by jaypee 649 days ago Pakistan
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Kudos to the Lahore High Court (LHC) for taking up the case pertaining to the highhandedness being meted out to domestic workers in urban areas of the country. For years, domestic workers have been among the most exploited of all workers. Numerous cases have been reported about criminal assaults by employers against their workers that occur on a regular basis. They are treated like domest

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Foreign Workers, Local Jobs

Posted by jaypee 828 days ago Pakistan
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India and Pakistan are also starting to “attract millions of foreign workers” and this trend is expected to grow in the coming decade according to the World Bank. Trends in migration are changing with many migrants in Bangladesh and Nepal returning home. With increasingly difficult immigration requirements abroad, as well as racism and Islamophobia on the rise in the west, and

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Pakistan attracting foreign workers - Pakistan - DAWN.COM

Posted by jaypee 829 days ago Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD: Given the dynamic economic growth of Asia and the Pacific region over the past decade, a new pattern is emerging – about one out of every three migrants is finding working opportunities within the region, and Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore are becoming major sources of migrant employment, reveals a new report by the World Bank (WB) and International Fund for Agricultural Dev

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In Pakistan, domestic workers rally for rights

Posted by jaypee 831 days ago Pakistan
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Domestic workers unions in Pakistan advocate for equal labor rights with Plan International. Plan International Pakistan, along with its partner HomeNet Pakistan, has been helping domestic workers come together to discuss their issues since 2011.

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More than 75% women, children engaged in home-based work: Qurat-ul-Ain

Posted by jaypee 891 days ago Pakistan
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HYDERABAD – Incharge Psychologist of Women Complaint Cell of Sindh Women Development Department Syeda Qurat-ul-Ain said that more than 75 per cent women and children are engaged with informal sector of the economy.

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Pakistan’s Domestic Workers Long For Low Pay and Overwork to Be a Thing of the Past

Posted by jaypee 953 days ago Pakistan
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KARACHI, Feb 9 2015 (IPS) - Sumaira Salamat, a mother of three in her mid-40s, works every day from ten in the morning until half-past two in the afternoon. She travels between three homes, and in each one she dusts, sweeps, washes utensils, and does the laundry. For her efforts, she earns about 3,000 rupees (29 dollars) per month.

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