JournalismPakistan.com June 12, 2012
LAHORE: Thirty former employees of Daily Times in Lahore, seeking outstanding dues, have served notice on the newspaper’s management through their lawyer.
The paper’s managers had for long been dilly-dallying on the issue of payments to those it had sacked some three years ago or others who had quit of their own accord.
Although the employees were promised on a few occasions they would be compensated for being axed abruptly and their other dues paid, nothing ever happened.
The frustrated ex-staffers held quite a few protests to press for payments but all in vain. At least one protest turned violent when the protesters broke window panes of the newspaper office in Lahore and burnt tyres.
However, those fighting for their dues have been encouraged by a recent decision of the Implementation Tribunal for Newspaper Employees (ITNE) that ruled employees laid off at Daily Times office in Islamabad be paid what is owed to them.
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