Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Higher wage secured for Pakistani carpet workers
Higher wage secured for Pakistani carpet workers
16
Jun '12
The Ittehad Labour Union Carpet Industries Pakistan has secured unprecedented wage increases for carpet workers in Lahore. The union led by its General Secretary Niaz Khan launched an all out strike demanding wage increases on March 12th. The move was part of the union’s living wage campaign which it formally launched at the beginning of 2012.

The union, which was formed on the back of a demand for higher wages in 1993, has a strong track record in coordinated high profile and successful strike action over the last 15 years.

Niaz Khan describes how the union prepared for the strike “A meeting of Ittehad Labour Union Carpet Industries Pakistan took place in Fateh Garh, Lahore on 17th February 2012. A large number of carpet workers participated and demanded an increase in wages. A deadline of 10th March was agreed and if this was not met agreement was secured to go on complete strike from 12th March. On 9th March a second meeting was held in Fateh Garh Lahore. It was announced that three big carpet factories Asiatics, Abbas Corporation, Usman carpet and two medium scale factories Saleem Carpet and Akbar carpet have accepted their demand of increase in wages. Committees were also formed during the meeting and was decided that from 12th March strike will continue in those factories which have yet to fulfil the demands of workers.”

By March 16th the union recorded 85% of carpet manufacturers in Lahore agreeing to the union’s demands. The union has secured a 27% wage increase for fixed wages and 33% increase in piece rates. This is the largest known wage increase for Pakistani carpet workers.

The union has now turned its attentions to the small and medium size companies that are refusing to agree to the union’s demands. The union is pushing for at least a 30% increase in these enterprises and the full force of the union is being used to pressure employers in the coming days and weeks.       

International Textiles Garment and Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF)


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Jul 2017

Irani terms GST as a ‘great step towards transparency’

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani has termed the Goods and...

L-R: Dhanapal, JMD, Best Corporation; Prabhu Damodaran, Convenor, ITF; Narayanasamy, MD, Micro Cotspin; Senthilnathan, MD Rasitex India; and Sabapathy, MD, Prasanna Spinning Mills

Textiles | On 24th Jul 2017

TN mills seek partnership with cotton growing states

Spinning mills in Tamil Nadu are seeking stronger partnership with...

Textiles | On 24th Jul 2017

TEA urges Tamil Nadu govt to announce textile policy

The Tiruppur Exporters' Association (TEA) has urged the state...

Interviews View All

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X