Pakistan, Women constitute only 2% membership of the trade unions

- WOMEN - Only 2% trade union members in the formal and invisible in the Informal economy   ISLAMABAD (ILO News) - Women constitute only 2% membership of the trade unions in Pakistan, this figure does not even include informal economy of which more than 70% are women. This alarming figure was shared in a training workshop, “Training of trainers in developing women leadership in trade unions” held at Naran from July 28 to August 8, 2012. The training was jointly organized by … [Read more...]

International treaty on domestic workers’ rights – UN

International treaty on domestic workers’ rights   September 2012 – A United Nations treaty which provides a set of international standards to improve the lives of millions of domestic workers worldwide has now been ratified by a second Member State, the Philippines, allowing it to come into force next year, the world body announced today. A domestic worker in India at the early stages of preparing rice for consumption. She will be paid 100 rupees after drying 80 kilograms of rice … [Read more...]

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