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Safety remains elusive on second anniversary of Gadani shipbreaking accident

5 November, 2018One day after the second anniversary of one of the deadliest accidents in the history of the Pakistani shipbreaking industry, there was yet another fire in the Gadani shipyard.

Turkey ratifies Hong Kong Convention for safe recycling of ships

4 February, 2019IndustriALL Global Union welcomes Turkey’s ratification of the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound ship recycling, but says more countries must urgently follow suit.

IndustriALL meets Bangladeshi government and lobbies for ratification of the Hong Kong Convention

17 November, 2015An IndustriALL delegation met the Bangladeshi Ministry of Industries on 5 November 2015 to lobby for ratification of the convention.

British government supports shipbreaking convention

20 January, 2016The British government has expressed its intention to ratify the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships.

More workers killed in Bangladeshi shipbreaking yard

26 October, 2015On 20 October another major accident happened in a Chittagong shipbreaking yard, this time killing three workers. IndustriALL Global Union campaigns to clean up this industry, the world’s most dangerous to work in.

BAE Systems trade union network builds strategy

28 November, 2016Trade unions of BAE Systems from Australia, Chile, UK and the USA met in Mandurah, Western Australia from 9-10 November and developed a strategy for future cooperation. 

Safety crisis in Bangladesh shipbreaking yards continues

29 May, 2019At least eight workers have been killed, and 35 injured this year in accidents in Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards. The number of fatalities since 2017 is around 47.

Death toll rises as accidents continue at Bangladesh shipbreaking yards

17 October, 2019Two workers died and at least three were injured in an accident at the OWW shipbreaking yard at Kumira ferry port area of Shitakund, Chattogram, on 12 October 2019, bringing to 23 the number of deaths recorded this year.

Japan: expedited ratification of Hong Kong Convention

23 June, 2015After a meeting in June between unions and the responsible government ministry, Japan has committed to expediting the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

Japanese union leaders reiterate government demand to ratify Hong Kong Convention

9 September, 2015On 9 September, the Japan Federation of Basic Industry Workers' Unions, JBU, met with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, MILT.