LAHORE, April 29: A representative democratic movement is sine qua non for the establishment of a democratic political system for achieving social justice in a society.

“Any society that infringes norms of justice cannot survive,” said retired justice Tanveer Ahmad Khan in his keynote speech at the national moot of National Bank of Pakistan Employees Union (CBA) on the premises of bank’s regional headquarters here on Monday.

Mr Khan praised the role of the NBP union for safeguarding the rights of workers and exposing flawed policies of the previous regime.

Union General-Secretary Akbar Ali Khan said through concerted struggle of the bank employees, the union reached an agreement with the new management of the National Bank, including reinstatement of Syed Jehangir who was shown the door for raising voice for the rights of workers. He urged the management to resolve the remaining outstanding demands of the workers, including increase in pay scales which had not been revised for the last three years, recruitment of the children of employees against prescribed quota and promotion of the eligible staff.

Pakistan Workers Confederation General-Secretary Khurshid Ahmed urged all political parties to take special measures for welfare of working class, especially repeal of Section 27-B of the Banking Companies Ordinance that restricted the employees from exercising their fundamental right to form trade unions.

NBP union’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter Secretary-General Ziauddin Akhtar said all political parties should chalk out special plans for welfare of the working class. He also called for establishment of wage board for bank workers.

More From This Section

NGO members held for human smuggling

LAHORE: The FIA's immigration wing has arrested four members of an NGO on the charges of human...

A howler at education event

LAHORE: A glaring spelling mistake at an event meant to inspire confidence among students hardly makes any authority...

Govt plans to enrol 4m children this year

Sharif launches Students Enrolment Campaign 2014 with a commitment to enrol four million out-of-school children.

CM hints at cabinet reshuffle

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, while expressing his annoyance at ‘sit-back’ attitude, has hinted at...

Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Front Page