Welcome to the Centre for Labour Research

Striving for fairer and safer workplaces

Flagship Report

WageIndicator Foundation and the Centre for Labour Research have launched their second edition of their pioneering work, assessing labour rights across 135 countries on 46 dimensions. It is the first de jure index comparing statutory provisions on 10 substantive elements of ‘decent work agenda’. It covers the life span of a standard worker and the whole palette of workplace rights.

Islamic Labour Code

Based on our understanding of the Quran and Sunnah, the Islamic Labour Code is the prototype legal instrument, ready for adoption or adaptation by governments in Muslim countries as well as progressive enterprises worldwide, willing to embed Islamic teachings in their organizational cultures.

Violation Maps 

Our Violation Maps showcase user submitted & publicly reported data on various workplaces rights violations across Pakistan. Issues like Occupational Accidents, Child Labour, Sexual Harassment, Working Conditions and Trade Union Rights are covered.

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Living wages for gig workers

Living wages for gig workers

by – Iftikhar Ahmad & Ambreen Riaz in an era dominated by the gig economy, where flexible employment opportunities abound, a recent World Bank report

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Pakistan’s platform economy

Pakistan’s platform economy

by – Iftikhar Ahmad & Ambreen Riaz Pakistan is currently the sixth most populous nation globally. It is characterised by a significant youth demographic, with

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Events and Industry/Public Engagements

Workplace issues - Latest coverage in media

A Baloch ‘blogger’

IF you are an unemployed journalist and no newspaper accepts your contribution and your own publication folds for want of resources, what do you do?....

In midst of pandemic: Improved economy to create jobs

PESHAWAR: Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has announced a relief package for the construction sector, besides improving the nationa....

SMEs await new policy announcement

KARACHI: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have urged the government to announce the long-awaited SME Policy amid the Covid-19 crisis as this is a crucial time for unveiling such policies....