Khan et al
Greener Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 2 (2), pp. 089-096, May 2012
ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 Greener Journals
Labor Unions’ Role for Environmental Protection - by Exerting Efforts for Training, Education and Awareness of Workers about Environment.
*1Muhammad Tariq Khan, 2Naseer Ahmed Khan,
3Tashfeen Muhammad 4Hamaaduddin Khan7, 5Waleed Ahmed Khan
1Head Department of Management Sciences, University of Haripur, PAKISTAN
2Postmaster General, Pakistan Post Rawalpindi, PAKISTAN
3BS Student, Environmental Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
4BS Student, Geo Physics, Bahria University, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
Author’s Email: 2 email@example.com, 3 Tashfeenkhan606@gmail.com, 4Waleedkhan69@gmail.com
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Labor unions are the organization which by definition are only struggling to secure benefits for their members, such as financial gains like rise of wages, bonuses, various allowances like insurance benefits, overtime payment and non financial benefits such as job security, comfortable work place recreational facilities and decreasing fear of employer through collective bargaining. But Unions also have social and developmental roles. Several studies have shown that unions also have rendered services beyond collective bargaining. This study is focused to explore the role of labor unions in protection of environment through workers training and education and awareness about environment problems, which is much away from their definitional mandate.
Keywords: Labour union, Labour union role, environmental protection, development, workers training, Environmental awareness.