Role of Employers Organizations in Human Resource Development
Siddiqui, Fasihul Karim, Economic Review
The Employers Federation of Pakistan formed in April 1950 is the premier employers organization in Pakistan representing the employers cause in the area of industrial relations at major national and international forums. Over the past 43 years of its existence the EFP has influenced the labour management relations formulation at national level. It has been closely involved in deliberations of all Tripartite Labour Conferences, the National Labour Commission, Standing Labour Committee and the Working Group on Labour formulated by the Government from time to time during more than the last four decades and has effectively put forth the employers cause in all these forums and has made concerted efforts to promote bipartite and tripartite consultations on major national issues. It is by virtue of its relentless struggle to protect the cause of social justice for both the workers and the employers that the successive governments after 1977 have been urged to abstain from giving a labour policy in haste and efforts to evolve a national consensus on an employment-oriented and balanced labour policy suited to the country's socio-economic stage of development has been accentuated.
The Employers Federation of Pakistan has also been making concerted efforts to help the Government in its structural adjustment programme and strategies and has acted as a strong link between the employers and the Government at the national level and with the ILO at the International levels in harnessing various avenues which could create a conducive atmosphere for the SAP to succeed. As an example of this effort, the EFP in collaboration with the ILO, organised a National Seminar in November 1989 on "Rural Employment Promotion through Rural Industrialisation with Special Emphasis on Small Scale Industries". In view of the importance of this subject to structural adjustment strategy in Pakistan, the then Prime Minister herself opened the seminar. The recommendations of the seminar were expeditiously submitted to the Government for …
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Publication information: Article title: Role of Employers Organizations in Human Resource Development. Contributors: Siddiqui, Fasihul Karim - Author. Magazine title: Economic Review. Volume: 25. Issue: 5 Publication date: May 1994. Page number: 21+. © 1998 Economic and Industrial Publications. COPYRIGHT 1994 Gale Group.
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