Dozens of home-based workers on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration in Sahiwal demanding recognition and labour rights.
The protestors staged a peaceful sit-in at the Sahiwal Women’s Development Centre to press their demand.
Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Mateen Janjua of the Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) said 88 per cent of all home-based workers were women.
“They need protection and legal wages,” he said.
Janjua said the government should create a database of home-based workers in the country.
District Social Welfare Officer Alamdar Hussain told The Express Tribune that the provincial government was trying to ensure home-based workers got their rights.
The demonstration was led by Syed Muhammad Haider, a representative of the district Home-Based workers’ Action Committee. Hundreds of women participated in the protest.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 13th, 2014.
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