PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)Daily “Anjam” Karachi. (1966), daily “Kohistan” Lahore(1969), the hunger strike led by the PPL (PakistanTimes and Imroze) workers union and joined by thePUJ for the reinstatement of the four lower gradeemployees in January 1977, the historic 10-dayscountrywide strike for the implementation of theinterim award by the Second Wage Board in April1970, and over 45-days long hunger strike movementin 1974 for the reinstatement of arbitrarily sackedjournalists and other employees of the daily“Musawaat” Lahore. This was a countrywidemovement resulting in imprisonment of over 300journalists and press workers.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ) The PFUJ has never favored extra constitutional and authoritarian governance regardless of its form- military orCivilian. For it strongly believes that without a constitutional framework and democratic dispensation rooted in the consent and aspirations of the people
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)The Zia rule will remain a night-mare for a number of its features for a long time, but perhaps none of these gave warningof the nature of the rule to come more strikingly in the very early years than the dictator’s decision to have four journalistsconvicted and openly flogged.The journalists and newspa-per workers organisations, consistent in reacting to all official actions against the press, urgedwithdrawal of these measures. When its appeals went unheard and its requests for a di-alogue were turned down itdecided to stage protest rallies and court ar-rest by violating Section 144, normally an emergency law meant to restrictassembly of more than four persons at any public place.The protest started on April 30 in Lahore as announced, and daily a procession taken out from Lahore hotel to theassembly hall and a group of four-offered arrest to the sympathiz-ing cheers of thousands of bystand-ers.When that didn’t seem to be working and the movement kept go-ing, the dictator decided to raise the stakes. He askedthe sentence to in-clude flogging. If some of the journal-ists were lashed that would spread terror among the rest, it wasthought, and tire movement would collapse.Accordingly, the group that was arraigned before the kangaroo court of a Major on May 13, 1978, was promptlysentenced, among other things; to be given 5 lashes each. Within an hour of the judgment the sentence was actuallycarried out. In the Kot Lakhpat jail, Nasir Zaidl, Khawar Naeem Hashmi and Iqbal Jafri were each stripped to their waist,
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)Abbottabad Union of Journalists (AUJ)Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ)Bhawalpur Union of Journalists (BhUJ)Faisalabad Union of Journalists (FUJ)Gujranwala Union of Journalists (GUJ)Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ)Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ)Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ)Larkana Union of Journalists (LUJ)Multan Union of Journalists (MUJ)Mirpur Khas Union of Journalists (MkUJ)Nawabshah Union of Journalists (NUJ)Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ)Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ)Sargodha Union of Journalists (SgUJ)Sukkur Union of Journalists (SUJ)Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ)Hub Union of Journalists (HubUJ)
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PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)Code of ConductLike other trade unions, formed for mutual protection and economic betterment The Pakistan Federal Union ofJournalists desires and encourages its members to maintain good quality of workmanship and high standard ofconduct.A member of the Union has two claims on his loyalty, one by his Union and one by his employer. These neednot clash so long as the employer complies with the agreed Union conditions and makes no demand for formsof service incompatible with the honor of the profession or with the principles of-trade unionism.1. A member should do nothing that would bring discredit on himself, his Union, his newspaper, or hisprofession. He should study the rules of his Union, and should not, by commission or omission, act against theinterests of the Union.2. Whether publication or suppression, the acceptance of a bribe by a journalist is one of the gravestprofessional offences.3. Every journalist should treat subordinates as considerately as he would desire to be treated by his superiors.4. Freedom in the honest collection and publication of news facts and the rights of fair comment and criticism,are principles, which every journalist should defend.5. Unless the employer consents to a variation, a member who wishes to terminate his employment must givenotice according to agreement.6. No member should seek promotion or seek to obtain the position of another journalist by unfair methods. Amember should not directly or indirectly, attempt to obtain for himself or any one else, any commission,regular or occasional held by a freelance member of the Union.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)7. It is unprofessional conduct to exploit the labor of another journalist by plagiarism, or by using his copy forlinage purposes without permission.8. Staff men who do linage work should be prepared to give up such work to conform with any poolingscheme approved by the FEC or any Union plan to provide a freelance member with a means of earning aliving.9. A member holding a staff appointment shall serve first the paper that employees him. In his own time amember is free to engage in other creative work, but he should not undertake any extra work in his rest timeor holidays, if by so doing he is depriving an out of work member of a chance to obtain employment. Anymisuse of rest days won by the Union on the sound argument that periods of recuperation are needed afterstrenuous hours of labor is damaging to trade unions aims for a shorter working week.10. While a spirit of willingness to help other members should be encouraged at all times, members are undera special obligation of honor to help an unemployed member to obtain work.11. A journalist should fully realize his personal responsibility for every thing he sends to his paper or agency.He should keep Union and professional secrets and respect all necessary confidences regarding sources andinformation and private documents. He should not falsity information or documents, or distort ofmisrepresent facts.12. In obtaining news or pictures, reporters and Press photographers should do nothing that will cause pain orhumiliation to innocent, bereaved, or otherwise distressed persons. News pictures end documents should beacquired by honest methods only.13. Every journalist should keep in mind the danger in the laws of libel, contempt of court and copyright. Inreports of law court preceding it is necessary to observe and practice the rule of fair play to parties.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ) FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (FEC)
Law ImplementationNewspapers employees’ ( Condition of Service) Act, 8%1973The Industrial & Commercial Employment (Standing 7%Orders) Ordinary, 1968The Factories Act 1934 4%The Payment of Wages Act 1936 5%The Workmens Compensation Act, 1923 Zero PercentThe Employees’ Social Security Ordinance, 1965 Zero PercentThe Employees Old Age Benefits Act, 1976 10%The Companies Profit (Workers Participation) Act 1968 50%The Workers Welfare Fund Ordinance 1971 Zero PercentThe Employees Cost of Living Act 1`973 Zero PercentThe Workers Children (Education) Ordinance 1972 Zero PercentNote: No law for the rights of electronic media person
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ) LAW IMPLEMENTATIONPress, Newspaper, news Agencies & BooksRegistration Ordinance, 2002 80%Press Council of Pakistan Ordinance, 2002 EstablishedPakistan Electronic Media RegulatoryAuthority (PEMRA) Ordinance, 2002 30%Associated Press of Pakistan CorporationOrdinance, 2002 20%
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ) ApproxNewspapers/Weeklies,Monthlies, Fortnightlies & 6000PeriodicalsNews Agencies 15Television Channels 103FM Radio 117
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)In Print Media only 2% contents aredecided by the professional editors restby the owners.In Electronic Media 14% contentsdecided by the professionals rest by theowners.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)Job Security NilLife Security NoAppointment letters 24%Contract system in print media 90%Contract system in electronic 100%media
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ) Print Media Electronic Media Nil
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ) LIMITEDBoth in electronic and print media
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ) NIL BY THE OWNERS
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ) Security continues to be one of the most significant challenges forjournalists and media personnel throughout Pakistan, particularly in the conflict and insurgency-prone frontier regions. 2008 11 2009 13 2010 18 2011 14 2012 06
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PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)First of all to formulate a practicable, workable, attractive,“Constitution” of the Union, with full elaborations of itsobjectives, functions, duties, mechanism for awardingmembership, financial managements, elections laws,composition of executive body, power, functions, duties andcriteria for calling meetings of executive council, general body,emergency meetings and each and every aspects which canheld for achieving the objectives for the formations of Union.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)For running the Union, it is prerequisite of establish full-flaggedsecretariat for running the affairs and management of theunion, holding meetings, seminars, workshops, etc.Best practices for Union Management is that we must create anenvironment in which workers should realize that for the“protection of their rights, including safety, economic,employment, better wages, they must become member of theunion with full zeal and enthusiasm.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)Union Management can be achieved subject to the cautions that theleadership of the unions have skill, knowledge and capabilities to runthe affairs of the union in consonance with the ground realities,command on the rules and regulations of the respective media centre,laws of the land as well as how to exploit and take advantage of thelaws and rules for the benefits of the media workers.Elect the genuine leadership who can deliver for the promotion,protection and wellbeing of the members of the union.Exploring the relationship with other unions and use them as andwhen you require pressure to the government or management ofmedia outlets for the acceptance of your demands.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)An effective campaign, refreshers courses for the workers, how torun the union, its affairs on permanent basis.Formulating Innovative practices for handling Union related affairs,issues, and awareness how to achieve goals with negations andother methods from the respective media outlets and government.Evolving methods for fostering respect in the workplace for theworkers, collaborating on discipline and termination issues toprevent cases from going to courts for saving the resources andtime.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)Techniques for Union management collaborations during closures andlayoffs.Evolving methods for fostering respect in the workplace for theworkers, collaborating on discipline and termination issues to preventcases from going to courts for saving the resources and time.Collective bargaining strategies for achieving maximum flexibility andcost containment.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)Create effectiveness of collaborative partnerships with the mediaowners for resolving the disputes of the workers with battermanagement techniques.Mechanism for effective communication between the workers andunion office bearers.Knowhow for negotiation and mediation prior to formalizinggrievances of the workers.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)Improving communication with workers, and formulate polices withtheir inputs.Empowering workers for ensuring their participation in takingdecisions relating to their rights.Assessing the strength and capability of the workers then providethem opportunity into the Union Management.
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (PFUJ)Dealing with information leverage, using fair and objective criteria,designing offers and concessions for the workers.Long-term strategic thinking for formulation of polices and runningthe affairs of the union.Injecting skill of mediation or arbitration when and which to chooseas and when situation emerged for securing rights for the workers.