The strike of the CSEA is still continuing. The Baluchistan Government under pressure from strike and protest messages and the international solidarity campaign has started negotiating with the strike leaders. Yesterday's negotiations failed because the government is not accepting some of the demands.
The leaders are still in the police custody. The police have registered two cases against the strikers. The first case is No. 172/2001 TP under section 147-149-186-353-504-506. The second case is No. 173/2001 TP under section 147-149-353-186.
The comrades in Quetta last night met with Hameed Khan and other leaders. Their morale is as high as the Himalayas.
Hameed Khan said: "We know that we are not alone in this fight. The whole international and trade union movement is with us. We will not make any compromise on our demands and rights. We will fight this class war to the end. International solidarity campaign is decisive and key for our struggle and success." Negotiations are still going on.
PTUDC is organising a large protest demonstration in Hyderabad on Sunday, November 25. The same protest demonstration is also being organised in other cities. The press campaign is going very well.
PTUDC National Organiser,
November 22, 2001
Please send your protest messages to:
President of Pakistan (e-mail: email@example.com )
Federal Interior Minister (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Interior
The Governor of Baluchistan
Mr. Justice (Retired) Amir Ul Mulk Mengal
Please send copies of all protest and solidarity messages to the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign: email@example.com
Visit the PTUDC website at www.ptudc.org
Donations to the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign can be made here.