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FBR CBA not illegal, Union confronts Bajwa’s statement

FBR CBA not illegal, Union confronts Bajwa’s statement

LAHORE: Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union, CBA FBR Pakistan Central President Mian Abdul Qayyum has clarified that the Union falls well under definition of NIRC (National Industrial Relation Commission) as the Honorable Islamabad High Court declared FBR as a trade organization and FBR Union as CBA (Collective Bargaining Agent) in terms of a verdict of the Court while issuing Registration Certificate No.20/2010 dated 24-11-2010.

The clarification was received by Customs Today soon after Chairman FBR Tariq Bajwa termed FBR CBA Union as illegal saying that the union does not fall under the definition of NIRC.

The Union president said that the Court not only issued the Registration Certificate but also determined the Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union (FRAEU) as CBA for the workmen employed in the Establishment of Federal Board of Revenue in terms of section 24(I) of Industrial Relations Act, 2008 w.e.f. 24-11-2008.

“It is re-iterated that submission of request for accomplishment of the charter of demands is fundamental right of the FBR employees as per IRA, 2012 as well as Article-17 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. But instead of fulfilling the legal demands accountable to the FBR employees BS-01 to BS-16 vindictive measures have been initiated not only against the undersigned but also the other office bearers of the CBA and FBR employees as well. This situation did create an inordinate embarrassing situation amongst all FBR employees,” Mian Abdul Qayyum said.

He said that the CBA (FRAEU) submitted its charter of demands containing legal demands. FBR Union/CBA (FRAEU) has ever focused upon distinctive visualization to revenue impact ensuing to the infinite interests of the Federal Board of Revenue along immediate redressal of the grievances of the FBR employees.

FBR CBA union has “Al-Hamd-o-Lillah” an elevation of faculty to realize the budget of whole Pakistan even if a spiritual support is developed in consonance with the essence of FBR Act, 2007 whereby the FBR stood declared as an Autonomous Body but unfortunately, the same is not being observed in its real shape as envisaged in FBR Act, 2007, Qayyum added.

The CBA president said the CBA Union FBR Pakistan is not only committed to resolve the service related problems of FBR employees but also observing a diversity as well as perceptible vision to revenue impact in the interest of FBR.

The CBA president urged the PM to kindly take a notice of the issue.