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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
Pakistan Law Demanded for Home-Based Workers The Nation . (21 October 2012)

TOBA TEK SINGH –A Home Based Workers Union leader demanded registration, facilities and minimum salary fixed by the government for home-based workers, and a status equivalent to conventional workers.

Home-based female workers await recognition of their rights The International News . (20 October 2012)
By Imran, Myra.

As the South Asia commemorates Home Based Workers Day today (October 20), the Home Based Women Workers (HBWW) in Pakistan still await the recognition of their rights as workers despite their extensive contribution in the economy.

Pakistan Convention: ‘Home-based Workers Must Unite’ The Express Tribune . (19 October 2012)

Home-based workers (HBWs) must unite on a single platform to raise their voice, get the government to ratify ILO Convention 177 (on home-based work) and strive for the implementation of Minimum Wage Act, participants at the Home-Based Workers Convention concluded on Thursday.

By Labour Education Foundation, .

Home-based workers (HBWs) in Pakistan must unite on a platform to raise their collective voice, to claim their rights, to make government institutions responsive towards their needs, to pressurize government to ratify the ILO convention 177 on Home Work and to strive for implementation of Minimum Wage Act.

Pakistan Legislation Demanded for Home-Based Women Workers Daily Times . (18 October 2012)

LAHORE: The number of home-based women workers is rising in Pakistan at a rate of 8.91 percent per annum and around 12 millions women are working within the informal sector but they have no legal protection as no legislation has been done for them at federal or provincial level.

India Microwaves Hit Utensil Barter Business The Times of India . (1 October 2012)
By Chowdhury, Shreya Roy.

The women are a bit like steel themselves — hardy, all-weather, strong.

Bangladesh BANGLADESH: Bidi Cigarette Factory Workers Continue to Face Toxic Conditions Women's News Network . (24 September 2012)

Bidi is a locally-produced cigarette made of tobacco flakes rolled in tree leaves. Some 50 million cigarettes are produced annually in 117 factories countrywide, according to US-based NGO Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. A pack of 25 “bidis” costs at most 7 US cents.

Thailand Informal Workers Demand Rights Bangkok Post . (15 September 2012)

Having chosen to work outside the employment system, 1.2 million people in Bangkok who make up the informal work sector have no access to social benefits and opportunities, even though they make a sizeable contribution to the economy and lifestyle of the capital.

Pakistan Home-based Workers Deprived of Basic Rights Daily Times . (10 September 2012)

LAHORE: Pakistan hosts around 12 million home-based workers (HBWs) and a majority of them (73 percent) are women who contribute a lot to the national economy but are deprived of their basic rights as a worker.

By Shirodkar, Suja Nair.

Self-Employed Women's Association of India (SEWA), a trade union for poor, self-employed women workers, recently sent a representation to the ministry of health seeking urgent intervention to address the issues of occupational health hazards faced by the workers of unorganised sector.