Home-Based Worker News Oct 22 2012

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Garment WorkerPakistan. Legislation Demanded for Home-Based Women Workers. October 18, 2012. Daily Times. LAHORE: The number of home-based women workers is rising in Pakistan at a rate of 8.91 percent per annum and around 12 millions women are working within the informal sector but they have no legal protection as no legislation has been done for them at federal or provincial level.

Bangladesh. BANGLADESH: H&M Still Waiting Decision on Wage Dialogue. October 15, 2012. Poorna Rodrigo. Just-Style. Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is still waiting for a response from the Bangladesh labour ministry over its proposal for regular meetings between brand owners and the government about pay and working conditions in garment factories.

Pakistan. Law demanded for home-based workers. October 21, 2012. The Nation. TOBA TEK SINGH –A Home Based Workers Union leader demanded registration, facilities and minimum salary fixed by the government for home-based workers, and a status equivalent to conventional workers.

Pakistan. Home-Based Female Workers Ready to Fight for Rights. October 22, 2012. Oman Tribune. ISLAMABAD As the South Asia commemorated Ho-me-Based Workers Day on Saturday the Home Based Women Workers (HBWW) in Pakistan still await the recognition of their rights as workers despite their extensive contribution to the economy.