Thousands of rural community health workers in Pakistan, India, and Nepal demand higher wages and labour rights
Majority of private businesses pay their employees less than fixed wage of Rs25,000
Trade unions stress on accord for better health and safety standards
Large number of women suffer bounded labour conditions in 10 sectors including brick kiln, agriculture and fishing
Official emphasises ratifying and implementing global labour standards
The new legislation will criminalise business owners who unfairly dismiss employees harassed at work
Labour activists elsewhere in the country went online to support the protesting Ahvaz workers
Parliament and the federal government cannot hide their inaction on the miserable state of labour rights
ILO: More than 60 per cent of Asia Pacific's domestic workers are denied any protection.
Nearly 450 Indian migrant workers have died since 2014
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