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Pakistan: women health workers organise massive convention to demand their rights

20 September 2016
Several hundred lady health workers (LHWs) and employees of the national immunisation programme and other related initiatives attended their annual convention titled “Campaign against stolen wages” on 17 September 2016 in Hyderabad.

The event was organised by the All Sindh Lady Health Workers and Employees Association, the Workers Education and Research Organisation (Wero) and Public Services International (PSI).

Grievances against the provincial government over salaries and other employment benefits were highlighted at the convention.

The leaders of the organisations presented a charter of demands mainly focusing on the safety and security of the field staff engaged for vaccination against polio, disbursement of the salaries and allowances of all such workers on a regular basis and immediate payment of their dues outstanding against the department concerned for more than four years.

Read article in Dawn national newspaper

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