CCTV Camera Live recording at Gynecological Theatre
This report of Channel 24 News makes shocking revelation about a hospital in Sialkot. A three-day strike by workers of the Forward Gear in Sialkot, Punjab has ended in victory as they have won their demands. The workers have won around 15% increment in their salaries, all sacked workers reinstated, and management has accepted their union Forward Gear Workers’ Union CBA as the true representative of workers in the company.
During the three days of the strike hundreds of workers took part and achieved a total work stoppage. This is an important victory for workers in the Pakistani trade union movement and important lessons can be drawn from it.
They started giving cash bonuses to workers to refrain from union activity and effectively turned the workplace into a high security prison. Iron gates were deployed in production halls; workers were locked inside a cage while working. Occupational safety was compromised and the company deployed high-tech gadgets and CCTV cameras to spy on workers. Armed security guards were roaming inside halls to check on the workers; workers were being divided and crushed.