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Peshawar

July 5, 2006

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MLFP vows to resist increase in duty hours

MLFP vows to resist increase in duty hours
PESHAWAR: Office-bearers of Muttahida Labour Federation Pakistan (MLFP) have criticised amendment in the act of duty hours of labourers and vowed to resist it at all forums.

A statement issued here Tuesday said office-bearers of MLFP held a meeting here with the Federation Provincial President Mohammad Iqbal in the chair in which they criticised an amendment in the Act of duty hours of workers in the country. Other representatives of workers including Central President Gul Rehman and Vice President Syed Liaquat Ali Shah Bacha were also present on the occasion.

They threatened to repeat the history of Chicago labourers if the rulers made an attempt of extending duty hours of workers in the country. The labourers' representatives said they would not allow any one to amend the labour laws without their consent.

Through a joint resolution, they demanded of both the federal and provincial governments to take note of unnecessary strike started by owners of brick kilns that met the workers with starvation.

They argued that their strike on one hand had caused unprecedented hike in bricks' prices while on the other it created acute hardships for the workers. They also demanded that both the governments should play role in recovery of dues of workers of Adamjee Paper Mills and Frontier Ceramics.

Also, the labourers' representatives condemned an attack of Pakistan Muslim League-Q workers on the Peshawar Press Cub and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

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