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Pakistan: Demands of 140.000 workers accepted

27 June 2012
Men at power station Pakistan
No privatisation of power may be carried out by the Government of Pakistan. This is one of the demands from the Pakistani union of electricity workers that has now been accepted.

The WAPDA union in Pakistan signed an important agreement with the Government this week.

Among several issues agreed upon, is that there will be no privatisation of power carried out by the Government of Pakistan.

The pay scales of the workers will be upgraded, for some of them with 100 per cent. There are also issues on safety and on allocation of shares of the electricity companies among the employees.

In March this year, WAPDA threatened to suspend supply of electricity in protest to the government's plans of privatisation.

The PSI-affiliated union WAPDA represents 140.000 electricity workers in Pakistan.

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