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Plight of home-based workers highlighted

Plight of home-based workers highlighted

HYDERABAD: Home-based bangle workers observed the ‘World Day for Decent Work’ on Tuesday by holding a demonstration in Liaquat Colony under the aegis of the Home-based Women Workers Federation.

Attended by women working in bangle industry, the demo was led by Home-based Women Bangle Workers Union’s general secretary Jamil Abdul Latif and federation’s information secretary Shakeela Khan.

They told the workers about the significance of the day, saying that the day was observed internationally to see that all workers should be provided an environment which ensured equality, protection and dignity. As per International Labour Organisation’s definition of decent work, it is work which ensures adequate remuneration, protection at workplace, opportunities for promotion, freedom of expression, right to form union and equal opportunities for men and women.

But, they said, workers especially women working in informal sector did not have any rights.

They said women workers were used as fuel to increase profit even further. They were considered the cheapest labourers in the entire world especially in South Asian region.

DAWN

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