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Marble quarry accident highlights ongoing slaughter in Pakistan mines

26 February, 2020At least ten people were killed and 30 were trapped after a rock slide at a marble quarry in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on 22 February. The horrific accident highlights the ongoing slaughter in Pakistan’s mines, which kill 200 workers each year.

Mass rally in support of effective labour inspectorate in Georgia

18 May, 2017Trade union activists and students held a protest rally in Georgia during the day of public hearings about amendments to the Constitution. Despite pressure from the police, protesters defended their position and demanded that government take health and safety under strict control and establish an effective labour inspectorate.

Pakistan: mine accidents kill seven coal miners

29 May, 2017Seven workers lost their lives in two separate coal mine accidents at the Sor Range coalfield in Balochistan on 24 May 2017 and at the Lakhra coalfield in Sindh on 25 May 2017. 

Coalminers demand stronger attention to their future

20 November, 201540 delegates from Australia, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, Pakistan and South Africa gathered at the headquarters of the IndustriALL German affiliate IG BCE in Hannover, Germany at the Global coal mining conference to discuss union responses to the challenges faced by workers and their unions in coal mining industry.

Jyrki Raina visits Chile to support affiliates

17 March, 2016Jyrki Raina, IndustriALL General Secretary, spoke at a press conference at the Santiago offices of the Chilean trade union centre, the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores  (CUT), on 14 March to express support for IndustriALL affiliates and their campaign for labour reform.

Today, we remember the dead and fight for the living

28 April, 201628 April is International Day to Commemorate Dead and Injured Workers. The day is celebrated around the world, and is also called International Workers’ Memorial Day, the Day of Mourning, or World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

Botswana: IndustriALL calls for immediate action at deadly mine

7 July, 2016In the last five years, 15 mineworkers at Bamangwato Concessions Ltd (BCL) mine in Botswana have died on duty in separate accidents. Despite numerous appeals to government to improve safety at the state-owned mine, conditions are in fact deteriorating.

Ghana must combat precarious work

16 April, 2015Ghana needs good industrial jobs, not precarious work, IndustriALL Global Union general secretary Jyrki Raina tells the labour minister during his visit to Accra.

19 miners died in an explosion in Russia

21 February, 201319 miners died and 3 more were injured in a methane explosion at Vorkutinskaya mine (Vorkuta, Russia) on 11 February. Representatives of the Russian Independent Coal Employees’ Union (Rosugleprof), an IndustriALL affiliate, were included in the commission to investigate the causes of the tragedy.

Mining accident in South Africa kills 5 workers

6 July, 2012On 2 July, five workers were killed and 14 others were hospitalized for smoke inhalation at the KDC West mine operated by Gold Fields in South Africa, when a fire broke out. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) put the blame on poor mine management. NUM will conduct a memorial service for the deceased in their memory which is attended by the all the workers at the mine.