Terminated PTCL Employees in Supreme Court: Hearing Fixed on November 22, 2010: Daily Dawn 15-11-2010:
Sacked/Terminated employees of PTCL have moved the Supreme Court against the management of the telecommunication company for allegedly not reinstating them and refusing to release their salaries.
The Supreme Court has accepted their application as a human rights case and fixed November 22 for its hearing.
The PTCL Muttahida Workers Union is pursuing the case.
In the application submitted to the court, the workers complained that their salaries had been stopped for the last four months besides denial of medical facilities despite clear orders from the Lahore High Court and the National Industrial Relations Commission that the employees be restored on their jobs and their salaries released.
“Peaceful protest for our demands is our right. But we are victimsed for the same,” they complained.
They said they were passing through extreme financial difficulties due to non-payment of their salaries.
They prayed the apex court to order their reinstatement and release of the salaries.
Despite repeated attempts, the management of the PTCL could not be contacted for comments.
Special Thanks to:
Shahzad Rafique (Rawalpindi)