workers is the legal right of Home Based Workers”.
This was demanded by women present at the first ever
celebration of Home Based Workers Day jointly
organized HomeNet Pakistan and Labour Education at
Lahore Press Club.
Education( November 2011)
20th October is remembered
as a historic and an important day for the Home
Based Workers of South Asia including Pakistan. As
on 20th October 2000 South Asian
countries passed a declaration for the home based
workers. This year those countries celebrated first
ever home based worker’s day. Home Net Pakistan and
Labour Education Foundation also celebrated this day
by lighting candles in front of Lahore Press Club.
Large number of Home Based worker’s were present at
the occasion, they were carrying placards and
posters bearing their demands. The demands were:
Ratify ILO convention for Home work C-177, devise a
national policy for home based workers, implement
7000 minimum wage, provide social security, old age
benefits, pensions, right to health during work,
provide facilities to women worker during pregnancy,
grant unionization and CBA rights, provide equal
wages and home based workers to be recognized in
government statistics and economy.