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Horror in Pakistan after 300 workers die

13 September, 2012Over 300 workers were killed in devastating factory fires on 11 September 2012 at a garment factory in Karachi and a shoe factory in Lahore, Pakistan.

Syngenta Pakistan refuses to regularize 50 contract workers

27 September, 2012Swiss-based agrichemicals multinational Syngenta has behaved disgracefully in Pakistan since sacking the company-level union’s General Secretary in December 2010. During a very long legal battle for the right of 50 workers to permanent employment, management has rejected the judgements of numerous labour courts, ruling in favour of the workers.

Another three die at Gadani shipyard

30 October, 2012On 20 October three workers died after a tank fell on them at the Gadani shipbreaking yard plot 91 in Pakistan.

Pakistan: victims of Ali enterprises factory fire begin to receive compensation

22 May, 2018In September 2012, over 250 workers were killed and 50 more suffered serious injuries in a fire at the Ali Enterprises garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan. Now, after almost six years, victims have started receiving compensation payments based on an agreement reached between German brand KiK and IndustriALL Global Union and Clean Clothes Campaign, mediated by the ILO.

SPECIAL REPORT: Cleaning up shipbreaking the world’s most dangerous job

15 December, 2015Workers in this industry face dangerous and precarious working conditions, with very little training, safety equipment and medical services, and they receive poverty wages. IndustriALL Global Union is campaigning to support organizing at the South Asia yards and is pushing governments in countries with major shipping industries to take responsibility for workers’ safety.

Workers killed making clothes for Primark, TOPMAN, Burton, New Look, River Island

14 September, 2015Four workers died and sixteen were injured when the roof of a garment factory collapsed on 5 September in Lahore, Pakistan. The factory was operating in a poorly constructed building and producing for Primark, TOPMAN, Burton, New Look and River Island.

Agreement with H&M proves instrumental in resolving conflicts

7 January, 2016A global framework agreement (GFA) signed between IndustriALL Global Union and Swedish clothing company H&M has been an accelerator in reinstating sacked workers at garment factories in both Myanmar and Pakistan just a couple of months after it came into force.

Unsafe working conditions continue to kill miners in Pakistan

25 February, 2016Three coal miners were killed by poisonous gas in a mine in the Duki area in Pakistan on 19 February.

Global solidarity on May Day

4 May, 2016IndustriALL affiliates around the world took to the streets to celebrate May Day 2016, calling out for a living wage and a stop to precarious work.

Pakistan – sacked shipbreaking workers reinstated

25 May, 2016Around 350 shipbreaking workers have been reinstated with wages after a two-day strike led by IndustriALL Pakistani affiliate NTUF. Workers are continuing to demand that the government and employers ensure basic facilities at the country's dangerous shipbreaking yards.