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The passing of Home-Based Workers Act 2018 by Sindh Assembly is a historical moment because of which over five million home-based workers have been legally recognised as workers and entitled to form unions for collective bargaining, social security, pension and likes.
These views were expressed by speakers at a public meeting convened by Home-Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) at Arts Council on Saturday.
Workers and trade unionists congratulate the Sindh government, especially its labour ministry, and urged the other provinces in the country to follow the lead and legislate similarly. They said that the Act was the first of its kind legislation in the world in which home-based workers have been given recognition and rights.