Recognizing that “the challenges confronting the working men and women in Pakistan cannot be effectively” addressed without a strong and united workers’ voice, the Pakistan Workers Federation and eight other union federations are seeking to unify their organizations.
Leaders from the federations, which include the Muttahida Labor Federation (MLF) and the All Pakistan Trade Union Congress (APTUC), met this month in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, to discuss unification. They unanimously passed the resolution “Towards Unity of Labor Movement in Pakistan” and pledged to strengthen unity and work collectively by bringing workers from all industries together in a common platform.
The executive boards of each federation must approve the resolution. M. Zahoor Awan, general secretary of the Pakistan Workers Federation, was appointed to act as the coordinator for the unity process.
Read the full resolution.