UNI Global Union letter to CEO & President of PTCL about PTCL Workers Lattest disputes:
Mr. Philip J. Jennings
UNI Global Union
8-10 av. Reverdil
CEO PTCL – firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO Etisalat – email@example.com
Chairman PTCL Board – firstname.lastname@example.org
Member PTCL Board – email@example.com
Member PTCL Board – firstname.lastname@example.org
Member of PTCL Board – email@example.com
Member Telecom – firstname.lastname@example.org Pakistan
Telecom Employees Union – email@example.com
Nyon, 17 September 2010
Respect and dignity for workers and trade union leaders in PTCL
Dear Mr. Irshad,
I write to you to express our continued support for the workers of the Pakistan Telecom Company Ltd. (PTCL) in Pakistan who are currently being denied their human rights when it comes to the issues of organizing and collective bargaining. According to reports that we have been receiving, the situation has rapidly detoriated into one of outright denial of workers fundamental human rights, and we are seeking an immediate resolution to this situation.
UNI Global Union is the global union federation for service workers. We represent 20 million workers in 900 trade unions across the world.
Our affiliate, the Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Union (CBA), has brought to our attention the plight of workers who have been denied their basic rights for collective bargaining and organizing when the company has actively worked with the police to arrest more than 160 workers including union officials, Rana Hassan, with the goal of intimidating the union and workers from exercising these rights. In addition, the company has fired 103
workers, and stopped paying wages 16,400 workers. These actions directly contravence international law and standards for resolving labor disputes that respects the rights of the employees to reach a fair contract, and in a productive dialogue with the company`s management.
We ask for an immediate cease and desist of these activities of organized harassment and arrests for union officials, a reinstatement of all employees terminated for union activity, and the resumption of wages for all employees. The future and sustainable success of PCTL depends on the positive relationships with all of the social partners.
We look forward to hearing from you soon regarding progress on this issue.
Philip J. Jennings
General Secretary, UNI Global Union.