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40% of educated women jobless: PIDE

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40% of women with graduate/undergraduate degrees are jobless: Research by PIDE

Employers challenge Rs 25000 minimum wage in SHC, PILER terms move...

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A group of employers have challenged Rs 25,000 minimum wage for unskilled workers in Sindh High Court

Families demand inquiry into killing of Shangla coal miners

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Victims' families have demanded they be compensated the same as relatives of the 11 Hazara coal miners gunned down by militants early this year

Global brands rob one-third of wages of Pak workers in COVID:...

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Jul 12: In a damning report on the exploitation of garment workers by major global apparel brands, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) revealed that workers in Pakistan had faced the highest ‘wage theft’ - that of 29 per cent in the Asian garment industry during the COVID pandemic.

Protecting those Invisible Workers

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While the battle for workers’ rights continues, even though it is late, the new law passed for the Islamabad territory is a step in the right direction.

Bill bars domestic workers below 16 years of age in Islamabad

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May 20th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Minors below the age of 16 years have been barred from being employed as domestic helpers and household servants in the federal capital, according to Islamabad Capital Territory Domestic Worker Bill 2021 passed by the National Assembly on May 18.

Rs20,000 minimum wage based on 14% hike in inflation: official

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May 6th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Punjab government has announced raising minimum monthly wage to 20,000 but labour rights activists point out that lack of implementation mechanism has left out millions of workers being paid the bare minimum under the law.

Sysiphus Wept: Labouring away to Oblivion

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May 1st, 2021; By Asra Haque, Hamid Riaz & Hassan Raza; LAHORE, CHUNGI AMAR SADHU; On International Workers Day, Voicepk.net brings you the stories of four women of the slums of the second largest city of Pakistan, Lahore.

I lost three sons, says father of Shangla slain miners

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April 15th, 2021; By Umar Bacha; SHANGLA; Voicepk.net narrates the tragedy of Wazeer Rehman, whose three sons were among the 16 Shangla missing coalminers.

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