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Post date: 12/12/2011 - 13:51

Brewery workers in Pakistan roll back casualization

On November 25, 2011, the Muree Brewery Workers’ Union in Islamabad,
Pakistan, signed a collective agreement that brought significant increases
in wages and new benefits to its members, as well as permanent jobs for 26
casual workers

On November 25, 2011, the Muree Brewery Workers’ Union in Islamabad,
Pakistan, signed a collective agreement that brought significant increases
in wages and new benefits to its members, as well as permanent jobs for 26
casual workers

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The Muree Brewery Workers’ Union, a member of the IUF-affiliated National
Federation of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Workers (NFFBTW), is committed to
rolling back casualization and under the previous collective agreement 12
casual workers employed for more than six years were made permanent.

Now another 26 casual workers will be made permanent and enjoy the
protection and benefits of the collective agreement, as well as becoming
members of the union.

Nazir Hussain Shah, the President of the Muree Brewery Workers’ Union and
President of NFFBTW, declared that the union will include the conversion
of casual jobs to permanent jobs in all its collective bargaining as part of
the IUF’s global fight against precarious employment.