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New issue of Global Worker out now!

9 December, 2015The sixth issue of IndustriALL publication Global Worker is out now. Among other things, read about the industry where more workers are killed on the job than anywhere else, how superheroes can be used to organize more members, and the next generation of trade unionists.

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.

Alang ship recycling yards declared compliant with Hong Kong Convention

4 November, 2015The world’s largest shipbreaking site, Alang in Western India, has received a high profile private certification of compliance with the safety and sustainability standards in the Hong Kong Convention.

IndustriALL shipbuilding-shipbreaking Action Group meets in Chittagong and recommits to global campaign

4 November, 2015Leading trade unions from the shipbuilding and shipbreaking industries coordinate through an IndustriALL Action Group that meets every year. In Chittagong, Bangladesh on 1-2 November the Action Group focussed on the global campaign to clean up ship breaking, the world’s most dangerous job.

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.

Indian shipbreaking union calls on government to ratify Hong Kong Convention

13 October, 2015The shipbreaking workers union at the Alang shipyards wrote to the Indian Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping to demand the country’s ratification of the international standard for health and safety in the industry, the Hong Kong Convention.

German government commits to ratifying the Hong Kong Convention

9 October, 2015Responding to the demand of IG Metall, Germany’s Maritime Coordinator of the Federal Government commits to achieving the swift ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

Four union members killed ship breaking in Bangladesh

17 September, 2015A 5 September deadly accident at the Shital yard in Chittagong underlined the importance of the global campaign for ratification of the Hong Kong Convention, aimed at making perilous ship breaking jobs safer.

IG Metall Coastal Region demands that Germany’s federal government ratify the Hong Kong Convention

10 September, 2015The IG Metall Coastal region lodged its firm support for German 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.