In response to Quack! Online’s earlier report titled ‘TIP honours employees this Eid‘ on the governing board’s recent decision to lay off a significant number of employees under the pretext of ‘cost cutting’ on the festive occasion of Eid, we share with you some responses expressed on social media by popular activists based in Karachi.
Urooj Zia is a freelance researcher, journalist, and a human rights activist. She writes a popular Op-Ed column in Pakistan Today.
Sabeen Mahmud is the founder of PeaceNiche, an NGO with the mission to alleviate intellectual poverty in Pakistan.
In a historic move to finally honour the hardworking, unappreciated, and hidden faces behind Textile Institute of Pakistan’s impressive machinery and formidable facade, the highly effective governing board has fired at least 18 staff members this Eid.
“TIP was my first job. I’ve served TIP for over a decade, and this is what they do to me. I’m literally being pushed out of the gates”, said one victim before breaking into tears.
A number of the diligent employees who lost their job had been serving TIP since its inception, while most had been rendering valuable services to the institute’s management and upkeep for over past 5 years.
According to reliable sources, majority of the employees who have been terminated under the pretext of ‘cost cutting’ were in the petty salary range of Rs.7,000 to 15,000 per month.
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Quite recently, in an institute far far away, news spread that TMM4â€™s Beauty + Brains managed to singlehandedly get two of her fellow classmates suspended for a week, and lived to tell the tale (to everyone it seems, for by the time it actually gets published on Quack, har kisi ko tau pata chal hi chukka hoga).
Continue reading “Class Wars Episode 1: TMM4 strikes back!”