Pakistan : Call for a nationwide strike on Saturday 15 September

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Labour Party Pakistan is calling a nationwide strike on Saturday 15 September in all factories and institutions against the killings of 289 in Karachi textile factory and 25 in Lahore shoe factory during the last 24 hours. Labour Qaumi Movement and National Trade UNion Federation have announced to fully support the call.


Close all public and private factories and institutions on 15th September and sit in front of the factories in solidarity with those killed in the fire. We call on all public to join us on this « day of sorrow »

A press conference is called tomorrow on Thursday at 2 pm at Lahore Press by Labour Party pakistan and National Trade Union Federation to announce the plan.

NTUF and LPP organised an emergency demonstration in Karachi today covered live by some media, Nasir Mansoor labour secretary LPP spoke live on GEO on the issue and eclared the factories as concentration camps.

Labour Qaumi Movement Faisalabad called an emergency meeting today on the issue.

We are calling on all trade unions and progressive parties to support the call of strike for Saturday 15th September to protest against the total negligence of the government and labour department on the issue of health and safety of the working call is Pakistan.

This is the worst ever industrial incident in the histroy of Pakistan, we can not sit idle, we are all out on saturday in solidarity with the workiers who are killed for the no crime that they have committed.

Nasir Mansoor, Labour Secretary LPP
Younas Rahu, general secretary LP
Nisar Shah, spokesperson LPP,
Yousaf Baluch chairman National Trade UNion Federation
Azra Shad, chairperson Women Workers Help Line
Mian Abdul Qayum, chairman Labour Qaumi Movement
Farooq Tariq, member federal executive committee LPP
Khalid Mehmood, Labour Education Foundation
Bukhshal Thallo, general secretary LPP Sindh,
Agha Abdul Sattar, general secretary LPP Punjab,
Suhail Javed, general secretary LPP Saraiki waseeb,
Kafait Ullah Khan, general secretary LPP Khaiber Pukhtoonkhawa


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