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Pakistan: fair compensation urgently needed for victims of Gadani blaze

24 November, 2016More than three weeks after a deadly fire on an oil tanker at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan, workers and dependents of those killed are struggling to survive and get proper medical attention.  

Sacked Schneider Electric workers in Pakistan demand reinstatement

23 November, 2016When 17 workers at Schneider Electric in Pakistan asked for increased wages the French company responded by dismissing them. IndustriALL affiliate NTUF is demanding immediate reinstatement of the sacked workers.

Carpet and power loom workers in Pakistan win significant wage increase

14 November, 2016IndustriALL Pakistan affiliate representing carpet workers in Lahore and power loom workers in Gujranwala district have announced success in wage negotiations.

Shipbreaking workers demand reopening of Gadani shipyard with safety measures

11 November, 2016The Pakistani government has closed the Gadani shipbreaking yard after the blast on 1 November. Unions are demanding that it be reopened, with appropriate safety measures, because so many livelihoods depend on it.

Pakistan: Workers strike as shipyard death toll rises

3 November, 2016The death toll from the fire in the Gadani shipbreaking yard has risen to 21, with as many as 150 still trapped in the burning ship.

Blast in Pakistan shipbreaking yard kills 16

1 November, 201616 workers killed and 47 injured in a horrific blast in Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan this morning.

Factory fire in Pakistan

25 October, 2016One worker was injured when a fire broke out in a textile factory in Karachi, Pakistan, in the early hours of 24 October. 

STOP Precarious work manifestation in Pakistan

10 October, 2016IndustriALL affiliate Pakistan National Textile Leather Garment & General Federation conducted a rally in Mumtazabad Multan, demanding that the government remove precarious work in all sectors and reform the labour law.The National Trade Union Federation and Home Based Women Workers Federation also protesed against industrial accidents and third party contract systems.The Pakistan Textile Workers Federation organized a rally in Faisalabad calling for an end to precarious work.

Landmark compensation arrangement reached on 4th anniversary of deadly Pakistan factory fire

10 September, 2016After four years of campaigning and months of negotiations, an agreement has been reached to pay compensation in excess of US$5 million to the survivors and families of workers killed in Pakistan’s worst industrial accident.

How can unions promote sustainable industrial employment in South Asia? IndustriALL affiliates are figuring it out.

11 August, 2016On August 8-9, IndustriALL affiliates from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka met in Kathmandu to discuss how to implement IndustriALL’s sustainable industrial employment agenda in their countries and to devise a regional strategy.