20.02.2024

Pakistan Labour Academy 2024

FES Pakistan concluded training a second cohort of “Pakistan Labour Academy 2024” in collaboration with Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and Labour & Human Resource Department, Government of Sindh.

Over 35 participants from four provinces, including Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), nearly half of them female, participated in the course that began on February 19 and ended on February 25. The Academy was inaugurated by Mr. Omer Soomro, the caretaker Minister of Human Rights. Its closing ceremony was chaired by Mr. Muhammad Ahmed Shah, the caretaker Minister of Social Protection, along with Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Detho, Chairperson SHRC, and Mr. Shariq Ahmed, Secretary of Labour, Government of Sindh.

A pool of experts on labour rights conducted the sessions on International Labour Standards & ILO Core Conventions, Industrial Relations & Labour Judiciary, Social Protection and Social Safety Nets, Local Government System and Labour Laws, Occupation Safety and Health, Female Labour Force Participation, Collective Bargaining and Trade Unions, Future of Work and the History of Trade Union Movement in Pakistan.

Pakistan Labour Academy is a flagship project of FES to build capacities of trade unions and workers’ organizations to support social justice and decent working conditions in Pakistan.

The selected participants were from:

  1. All Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Workers Union
  2. All Pakistan Labour Federation (APLF)
  3. All Pakistan United Irrigation Employees Federation (APUIEF)
  4. All Pakistan Oil and Gas Employees Federation (APOGEF)
  5. Balochistan Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU)
  6. Domestic Workers Union
  7. Home Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF)
  8. HomeNet Pakistan
  9. Hari Welfare Association (HWA)
  10. Milenio Global Food Union
  11. Mutahida Labour Federation (MLF)
  12. National Labour Federation (NLF)
  13. National Trade Union Federation (NTUF)
  14. Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF)
  15. Pakistan Mine Workers Federation (PMWF)
  16. Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation (PCMLF)
  17. Pakistan Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mines and General Workers Unions (PFCEMGWU)
  18. Punjab Lady Health Workers Union (PLHWU)
  19. Railway Workers Union – Open Line (RWU)
  20. Rehra Mazdoor Union
  21. Textile Power looms and Garment Workers Federation (TPGWF)
  22. Water and Sanitation Mazdoor Union

As part of FES Pakistan's cooperation with the Government of Sindh, FES also renovated the National Institute of Labour Administration Training (NILAT) hostel in Karachi, where the Academy took place.

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Islamabad, Pakistan

+92 51 2803391-4
info.pakistan(at)fes.de

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