President Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP), Ismail Suttar has said that the accusations of bad governance by the Sindh government are further amplified by the recent arbitrary and unwarranted decision of the Minister and Secretary of Sindh Labor Department to remove the nominees of the Employers Federation of Pakistan and replace them with hand-picked employers in the SESSI Governing Board.
In response to the latest notification issued by Sindh Labor Department, he said on Tuesday, “This is a gross violation of the agreement that EFP would have the right to nominate employer representatives not only on the Board of SESSI but also on Boards of Workers Welfare Fund, Minimum Wages, and Sindh EOBI”.
Ismail Suttar stated that EFP played the stellar role in organizing, along with Workers and Government, the first Sindh Tripartite Labor Conference in December 2017 where the then-President of EFP had proposed a new structure for the four labor welfare Boards and where there was a consensus among all three stakeholders.
In fact, after the Sindh Assembly passed the relevant law, the new Boards were constituted of four representatives each from Employers and Workers and two from Government. Moreover, EFP wrote the entire first Sindh Labor Policy which was unanimously approved by Workers and Government.—INP