Civil society, labour unions support the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists demands

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Karachi: Trade unions, federations, labour-supporting organisations and civil society organisations have supported the demands of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to arrest the culprit killers of the journalists and delaying tactics to set up the 8th Wage Board and non-payment of salaries to the media persons by various media organisations.

In a joint statement on Sunday the labour and civil society organisations announced to join the PFUJ’s dharna (sit-in) in front of the parliament in Islamabad on January 28 and demanded of the government to accept all demands of the working journalists. The organisations including the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER), Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), National Trade Union Federation, Muttahida Labour Federation, Hosiery Garments Workers General Union Sindh, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Port Workers Federation and others expressed serious concern over the failure of the government to look into the serious issues confronted by the journalists.

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