celebrates Thirty Years of Labour Solidarity
May 1, 2012 – Dec 2012
'Labour in the Age of Globalization'
held at University of Karachi and PILER Centre
on May 2 & 3, 2012
A two-day International
Labour conference “Labour in the Age of Globalization” was inaugurated
at the University of Karachi. Key speakers at the conference included:
Professor Jan Breman, University of Amsterdam, Dr. Amrita Chhachhi
(Institute of Social Studies, The Hague), Dr. Kaiser Bengali (Senior
Economist), Dr. Mohammad Qaisar (Vice chancellor, University of Karachi),
Arif Hasan (Senior Urban Planner), Dr. Rubina Saigol (Researcher),
Dr. Asad Sayeed (Senior Researcher), Lateef Mughal, Farid Awan (Trade
Unionists) and others. The first day’s sessions were built around
the themes of the future of trade unions in the 21st century.
The second day of the International Labour Conference was organized
at the PILER Centre. The conference had various sessions on labour,
climate and natural disasters, and also included South Asian Labour
aspect. Key speakers included Dr. Kaiser Bengali; Nikhat Sattar, independent
consultant; Arumugam Muthulingam, GVD Tilakasiri from Sri Lanka, Abul
Hossain, from Bangladesh, Ramesh Badal from Nepal (all trade union
and labour rights activists); Chaudhary Manzoor, Chairman Peoples
Labour Federation; Mohammad Ali Shah, Chairperson Pakistan Fisher
Folk Forum; Bisharat Ali, University of Sindh; and others.
The Conference concluded following conferring of the Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Labour Award to senior trade unionists and civil society activists.