Report About the South Asia Trade Union Leaders Seminar on
Employment and Employability 18th to 20th May,2010 Beijing China
On the Invitation of All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) Trade Union Leaders from India Pakistan, Bangladesh Nepal and Sri Lanka attended the China south Asia Trade Union Leaders Seminar from 18th to 20th May,2010.
Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) arrived Beijing on 17th May,2010 welcomed by the ACFTU. While addressing the Inauguration Ceremony Mr XU ZHENHUAN Vice Chairman and secretary of the Secretariat ACFTU welcomed all Trade Union Leaders from South Asia on behalf of All China Federation of Trade Unions. He said that this is critical in strengthening exchange and cooperation and managing in the joint effort for us to fight against the post-financial crises risks and challenges .On behalf of the ACFTU he extend his warm Welcome to all participants. He said that Employment is fundamental issue to the well-being of the people and the most difficulties we are faces with the more efforts we need to make to handle the issue of Employment in a worker oriented manner, China has maintained good relationship with all Countries. He said that the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese Government have always insisted on the guideline of depending
on the working class dedicatedly, emphasized and safeguarded the vital Rights and interests of Workers, respect and realize workers, status as masters of the Country, which have improved the production condition of Workers. He said that ACFTU is a mass organization formed by the Chinese working class on a voluntary basis. He said that we should work together to meet the challenges of Economic Crises on Globalization. He said that the development of the friendly cooperative relations between China and the World has powerful guarantee to the contact of Trade unions in China and All other Countries and constructed a Good Platform. Mr Debendra Nath Bhattachayya National Secretary Indian Trade Union Congress representing all the Participants
Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson PLF presented her greeting on behalf of the PLF to all Trade Union Leaders those are attending this Seminar, She said that Labour Rights for all, Trade union Freedom for all, A world with out exploitation progress and peace.
Mr Chen Rongshu Vice Chairman ACFTU said that Trade Unions all over the world should further consolidate their consensus, promote solidarty,work to enhance workers Quality and realize full Employment so that all the workers can share fruits of Economic and Social Development. Mr Pramod Sharma President Confederation of Nepalese Professional (CONEP),Lutfar Rahman Vice President Bangladesh Trade Union Center (BTUC)D.Mathi Yugarajah Vice President Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC),
Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson (PLF) presented her whole heartedly congratulation on behalf of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) to the All China Federation of Trade Unions for holding this very important Seminar. She said that Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) is the real National representative Organization of Workers in Pakistan. She said that No democracy, No Social Justice with out Elimination of Poverty and Employment. She said that Trade Union situation in Pakistan was in very critical position Now the President of Pakistan Mr Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gallani announce the restoration of Trade Unions Rights, and with draw the Forcibly Retirement Ordinance 2000 and other Black Laws against Workers.Harbhajan Singh Sidu National Secretary (HMS) India, Ghor Taj Secretary Khyber Pkhtoon Khawa Province (PWF) D Malavisooriya Vice President (CFTU) Sri Lanka also address the seminar and presented their Country Report and also
presented a Brief on Their Country situation and the role of Trade Unions appreciated the ACFTU for holding this International Forum and provide the opportunity to the Trade Unions to discuss the problems of the workers.
(Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian)
Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)