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PROFILE: Fighting Forward: Home-based women workers organize in Pakistan

13 November, 2019UnionHome-Based W

Pakistan mine safety crisis continues

30 January, 2020The start of 2020 has seen increasing accidents and deaths in Pakistan’s coal mines, exposing the near non-existence of safety measures and continued negligence from the employers and the government.

Five workers burn to death at Gadani shipbreaking yard

10 January, 2017At least five workers have died in a fire onboard an LPG container ship at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan on 9 January, in yet another deadly incident at the yard. Despite scores of fatalities at Gadani in the last few months, no measures have been taken to improve safety.

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.

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.

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.

Pakistan: 19 miners including rescue workers die in coal mine accident

16 August, 2018 On 12 August 2018, two days before Pakistan’s Independence Day, a total of 19 including 13 coal miners and six rescue workers died in a horrific accident at Sanjidi coalmine near Quetta in Baluchistan province.

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.