Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER)

Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER)

Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit, non-government, citizen sector organization engaged in research, training, and advocacy in the areas of labour rights and labour legislation, social justice, human development, and regional solidarity.

PILER envisions a just and equitable society where fundamental rights of people are respected, ensured and guaranteed. In line with achieving its mission, PILER aims to promote a democratic and effective labour movement enabling people to exercise their core rights. We focus on strengthening people’s organizations—at the workplace and in their communities—in their struggles to push market, society and state towards the economic justice of realizing secure and prosperous livelihoods.

The main course of action at PILER includes the following:

  1. Initiate and strengthen mobilization and organizations of workers (male/female) and communities around issues of labour rights, broadly defined to include public services such as education, health and shelter, that are basic to opportunities for decent lives and livelihoods;
  2. Assist in training and education for effective and sustained mobilization and organization of workers—both in the formal and informal sector of economy;
  3. Provide people’s organizations and movements with timely research and documentation;
  4. Engage in effective policy advocacy;
  5. Facilitate networking in national and regional coalitions and alliances to create an expanded social and political space for universal economic rights and regional peace.