Report about the Visit of Pakistan the Portugal Trade Union Delegation
from 11th to 16th May,2010
On the Invitation of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) a 3 member delegation from Portugal had visited Pakistan fro 11th to 16th May,2010 the Following officials of CGTP-PT Mr Fernando Mauricio Secretary International Relations CGTP-PT Mr Jose Manuel Oliveira and Ms Anabela Vogado arrived Lahore Airport and welcomed by a Large Number of PLF Officials
On 11th May at 10.oo clock the Delegation met with the General Manager Pakistan Railways Muhammad Ashfaq Khattak in his Office at Railway Headquarter Office.Delegation exchanges the Experience/working of Pakistan Railways and Portugal Railways.Welcome dinner hosted by Mr Shafique Ullha Khan at Railway Mayo Garden Club in the honour of Delegation of Portugal,Haji Muhammad saeed Arian Secretary General PLF,Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson PLF Rana Muhammad Akram President Railway Workers Federation and Muhammad Amin Bhatti Secretary PLF Punjab Province also attended this Dinner
PLF organized a reception ceremony at Hotel Ambassador Lahore in the honour of the delegation.Mr Nashuad Hameed Chief Coordinator Chief Minister Punjab was the Chief Guest
On behalf of the Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) Haji Muhammad saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General welcome the Trade Unions Leaders from Portugal in Pakistan He also express his sincere greetings to the Leaders of CGTP-PT and hope that the visit of the CGTP-PT Leaders will bring positive result in improving the more cordial relations between PLF and CGTP.He highly appreciated the positions of CGTP_PT Portugal which is a Friendly and Loyal Organization of workers of Portugal. He highly appreciate the attitude of the Leadership of CGTP.
He show his confident that the relations between PLF /CGTP should be strengthening in future and to jointly working to protect the basic Rights of the workers, Social protection and social security.economic,social and environmental sustainability. He said that Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) believes that we need an Trade Union movement which will be Democratic and will struggle for peace ,Social Justice and Social Progress. He said that
To day we are facing the problems of the Unemployment, Poverty and the debt of the Developing Countries grows, life is still influenced by the Global Capitalist crises. He said that in 2008 the International Labour Conference adopted the ILO declaration on social Justice for a fair Globalization according this declaration workers has the Rights of Employment, Social protection Fundamental Rights at Work. He said that We believe that new job be created in health and Education which are an important investment for the people of the World and the humanity He said that we are very well aware that Food,Housing,Health,Education are also basic needs of workers. Trade Unions should fight for this and enhancement of social Security to all workers throughout the World. Trade unions should be in the vanguard of the protection of Trade union, Social and Economical Rights of the Workers.
We as Trade Union Leaders, should be humble enough to understand that in spite of the large number of workers who are our members, that we cannot accomplish much at the National Level and International Level with out developing strategic alliances with others such as intellectuals, Organizations women and youth Organization in order to achieve the primary goal of our members.
Mr Nashuad Hameed welcomed the delegation on behalf of the Chief Minister Punjab and said that the healthy Trade Unions can play appositive role for the development and for industrial revolution in any Country.
Mrs Atia saleem Chairperson welcomed the delegation and brief the delegation about the problems of the working women in Pakistan
Mr waheed Ahmad Ch Advocate president Youth Wing and Mr Moaz Ahmad Secretary briefed the delegation the problems of the Youth
Rana Muhammad Akram President Railway Workers Federation and Dy Secretary general PLF brief the delegation the problems of the Railway workers
Muhammad Amin Bhatti secretary PLF Punjab also brief the delegation about the problems of the Industrial Workers.
Mrs Shumalia sadiq secretary women Wing brief the delegation about the problems of the Domestic women workers
Muhammad Alam Patron PTV Union CBA brief the problems of the Media workers
Agha Yawar Vice President PLF and secretary All Pakistan Banking staff Union brief the delegation regarding the problems of Banking Employees
On 12th May Delegation departure by Railcar for Rawalpindi, A large number of PLF and RWF officials see off the delegation at Railway Station Lahore
Malik Zulfqar Ali President PLF Islamabad and a large Number of Workers welcomed the delegation at Railway Station Rawalpindi
On 13th May,2010 at 11.00OClock Delegation welcomed by Mr Naveed Ch Adviser to President Islamic Republic of Pakistan in President House Islamabad.
On 13th May at 4.00.O Clock Delegation called by the Director ILO office For Pakistan Mr Donglin LI in ILO office Islamabad. Mr Fernado discussed the Problems of the Workers and the Role of the ILO as well as the Meeting/Seminars and ILC organized by ILO and request the Director to invite all Trade Unions irespective of their International Affiliation.
Mr Donglin LI told the delegation that the Nomination in the Seminar made by the Workers Group of Governing Body and the Delegation for ILC nominated by the Government on 15th May,2010 Delegation departure from Railway Station Rawalpindi for Lahore by Railcar. Delegation Welcomed by the President PLF Jhelum Railway Station Javeed Button arrival at Lahore The President PLF Lahore Malik Muhammad Latif and PLF Local officials welcomed the delegation
Before the Departure the Leaders of PLF and CGTP-PT agreed to continue to exchange the delegation of Youth and women. To Organize meetings between the CGTP_PT and PLF for the solidarity support to workers and to protect and promote the working Condition in the ILO Decent work including security of Jobs
On 17th May delegation departure for Home
(Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian)