malevolent campaign by Government of Punjab
Today, most of the Newspapers in Punjab have printed a
front page advertisement of the Health department of
Government of Punjab. It showed a picture of an elderly
women waiting to be treated and wrote, “Do you want to
observe the oath of servicing the agonizing humanity or
unionism is been presented as an evil that is opposed to
the humanity. This shows the absolute prejudice of the
ruling class in Punjab against the workers’ rights and
their means of organization. This is an effort of the
Punjab government to break the young doctor’s strike.
The Muslim League Nawaz has a record of anti workers
measures during the last three years. Any union formed
during this period is has experienced some sort of
victimization. The PMLN has not lifted the ban on labour
inspection of the factories. The working class in Punjab
has been treated with contempt. And now, the doctors are
facing the same sort of treatment by an anti worker
government that the trade unions are facing for a long
are trade unions?
unions are organizations that represent people at work.
Their purpose is to protect and improve people's pay and
conditions of employment. They also campaign for laws
and policies which will benefit working people.
unions exist because an individual worker has very
little power to influence decisions that are made about
his or her job. By joining together with other workers,
there is more chance of having a voice and influence.
sorts of jobs and industries are covered by trade
unions. Some unions represent people who do a particular
job or work in a specific industry - for example, the
Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), as its
name suggests, represents journalists.
over the world, there are trade unions of the doctors,
here in this picture, doctors in Bahrain are protesting
International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions
ratified by the Government of Pakistan confer the rights
of freedom of association on the employers and workers.
The workers and employers form and register their
associations and trade unions in accordance with the
Labour Education Foundation and Labour Party Pakistan
condemns this sort of malicious propaganda against the
trade unions and is considering taking legal action
against the Helath Department for presenting trade
unions image in negative terms.
government is doing its best to break the solid strike
of the doctors by recruiting new doctors. Labour Party
Pakistan appeals to the newly recruited young doctors to
join the strike after joining the department.
Please watch a trade union leader in Punjab telling the
victimization of trade unions in Punjab during the last