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December 4, 2020

NLF to go on strike if PSM workers not reinstated

National

December 4, 2020

ISLAMABAD: National Labour Federation (NLF) has condemned the termination of around 4,500 employees of Pakistan Steels Mills, urging the government to review its decision.

Addressing a press conference here Thursday, NLF chief Shamsur Rehman Swati while terming government’s decision unjustified and anti-worker warned that the federation would give call for countrywide strike if employees are not reinstated. He recalled that PM Imran Khan, who had promised to give 10 million jobs, had already rendered lakhs of employees jobless.

Pakistan Steels Labour Union’s Vice President Muhammad Akif Riaz, president NLF Punjab Raja Ashiq Khan and others were also present on the occasion. Swati said real issue behind removal of employees was that the corrupt mafia was eying on 19,000 acres of land of Pakistan Steel Mills. He said not only bread and butter of thousands of families but future of country’s economy was linked with steel mills. He said the government should also accept offer of Russia or China to run the mega steel mills, saying that incompetent managements and past govts were responsible for bringing the steel mills to the present state of affairs.