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Labour Party (UK) assures support to Pakistani workers.

KARACHI -- The Labour Party UK has assured its full support to the newly formed "Friends of PILER (FoP)," an international network to muster the international support for Pakistani workers.

According to Karamat Ali, Executive Director of Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) the UK's Labour Party President Mr. Ed Miliband, MP, along with some other members of his kitchen cabinet like Dave Anderson, MP met with FoP team at the Durham Miners' Gala on July 13 and assured his support to Pakistani labour through FoP.

Mr. Miliband also invited the members of FoP to attend the Labour Party's annual conference to be held at Manchester by the end of September this year. Over 11,000 members of the Labour Party from the UK will attend the conference for sharing the wider experiences. With over 500 fringe events, the event would be an opportunity to network and share ideas.

At the Durham Miners' Gala, which was attended by over 100,000 miners from England the FoP team also met with Mayor of Durham and a number of senior trade union leaders of the UK including veteran socialist leader Tony Ben.

The FoP initiative originated from the debate around the significance of linking local and regional networks with international movements and struggles calling for a proworker and equality based economic order.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Sep 28, 2014
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