October 23, 2018
ISLA MABAD – A joint action working committee was constituted Tuesday to take appropriate steps following wholesale layoffs of media persons by news organizations.
The committee was formed at a meeting chaired by RIUJ President Mubarak Zeb Khan at the National Press Club.
It has representation of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Bureau Journalists Association (RIBJA), Media Workers Organization (MWO), and All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC).
The committee is tasked to come up with a list of journalists fired by media houses in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. It is required to complete the task by Friday.
On Monday, the RIUJ plans to file an application for print media workers with the Implementation Tribunal for Newspaper Employees (ITNE) and a separate one for television employees, with PEMRA, the electronic media regulator.
Following the collection of data, the committee will send a formal letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The RIUJ will hold protests in front of all those media houses that terminated employees and will also stage a protest rally-cum-camp in front of the Parliament House, in consultation with Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)
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