ISLAMABAD: PPP Parliamentary Leader in Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman, paid tribute to the hard working labourers across the world. “It is because of our laborer’s hard work that the entire world’s wheels are rolling. I am proud to be a part of the party that laid the foundation for the struggle for labour rights,” said Rehman.
The Senator elaborated, “To safeguard labour rights, PPP introduced a comprehensive labour policy in 1972, whereas last year, the Sindh government formed its provincial Sindh labour policy. To this day, PPP remains ahead of other parties in terms of labour rights legislation. I have recently tabled the Foreign Private Investment Amendment Bill which aims to give income and protection to the Pakistani workers”.
“In these eight months, the government has done nothing for labourers but snatch away their employment. Two mini budgets were introduced which brought no relief for the working class. The business community got concessions while the masses suffer with inflation. On Labour Day, we demand the government to remove the ban on trade union activity. The ban on union activity in PIA and other institutions must be lifted and the government should end the Essential Services Maintenance Act. The PPP was and will always be the voice of labourers in parliament. We will rigidly oppose any anti-labour policy,” concluded the Vice-President of PPPP.