Islamabad - Paying homage to the workers within the country and abroad, President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian Asif Ali Zardari has stressed the need for revisiting the relationship among the capital, labour and skill to help stop the exploitation of the labour class by removing distortion in this triangular connection.

On the eve of the International Labour Day the Pakistan People’s Party wishes to reaffirm its commitment to never permit sacking of workers in the name of privatisation and to strive for defending the dignity of the workers, peasants and wage earners. The PPPP also pays homage on this occasion to the workers within the country and throughout the world who have made huge sacrifices in the struggle for protecting labour rights.

Zardari in his message on the international Labour Day falling today (May 1) said, “Wealth, like power, has this strange behaviour; the more one has it, the more one craves for it. The rich are thus getting richer and the powerful by encroachment becoming even more powerful.”

In a truly welfare society the powerful must be restrained from trampling the weak and capital not allowed to exploit the labour and wage earner.  “At a time when the rich are becoming richer and the poor getting poorer it is important to revisit the relationship among capital, labour and skill with a view to removing distortions in this triangular relationship,” the former President said in his message.

Workers are the backbone of the society, the PPPP President said adding also that the PPPP will always stand by them in their fight for dignity and rights. The struggle for improving the working conditions of workers and protection from exploitation is a continuous one and the party will continue its struggle to secure the rightful place of workers in the society, he said.

He said that the previous PPPP government reinstated sacked employees, regularised contract workers, restored trade union activities and made the workers shareholders in state-run enterprises. The PPPP also made legislation providing for legal remedies against any unlawful dismissals. The PPPP is keeping a watch and will not permit any reversal of these policies, he said.