Mirpurkhas: The Haris belonging to different areas of Mirpurkhas here Thursday formed their trade union and announced a struggle to get their legal rights.
According to details, a convention of Haris was held at the Bisma Hotel Mirpurkhas which was attended by a large number of Haris. They welcomed the SIRA 2013 and said the rights to Haris and agricultural workers under this law are a step forward for their progress and prosperity.
Addressing on the occasion, the Hari leaders said that the peasants of Sindh have been facing atrocities of the feudal lords for centuries. They said unlimited working hours of Haris show that they still work in a slavery era. In this dark and dreadful scenario the struggle of the Haris of Sindh is a brave tradition, adding these Haris have waged a brave fight for their rights. They said that that due to this struggle improvement in the industrial relation was materialized and the tenancy act was also passed. However, sadly it still lacks proper implementation. They said that in this backdrop due to the continuous struggle of the worker movement, the workers belonging to the agriculture and fisheries sectors were accepted as workers legally and millions of other workers have got inspiration from this decision that they would get their due rights in the 21st century.
They said that in this representative convention, the agriculture workers decided to make their union. They also approved to make the constitution of the union and vowed that the workers of Mirpurkhas would struggle for their rights through collective bargaining.
Those spoke included National Trade Union Federation deputy general secretary Nasir Mansoor, information secretary Mushtaq Ali Shan, Hari leaders Lal Bux Sathio, Amar Chand, Mohammad Ramzan, Ibrahim Khaskheli, Khuda Bux Solangi and Meeran Amar Chand.