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IndustriALL intensifies campaign to ratify Hong Kong Convention

28 July, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates ran two consecutive workshops in Bangladesh and India in July 2017 to discuss the importance of ratification Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

India ratifies Hong Kong Convention

29 November, 2019The world's largest shipbreaking country, India, has ratified the Hong Kong Convention. The ratification signifies a major step forward in IndustriALL’s campaign to clean up shipbreaking, the most dangerous job in the world.

Bangladesh unions organize medical camp for shipbreaking workers

2 August, 2019Over 150 shipbreaking members of IndustriALL affiliates benefited from a medical camp organized on 26 July at Shitakund, Chattogram.

Guards open fire on shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

1 April, 2016Seven people, including a 16-year-old boy, were injured after guards at a shipbreaking company in Bangladesh opened fire on people protesting against the death of a worker. 

Four workers die in a series of accidents in Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards

7 June, 2016Accidents at Seiko Steel and Laskar shipbreaking yards in Sitakunda Upazila claimed four lives and injured three workers.

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.

Shipbreaking kills four workers in Bangladesh

10 April, 2014An exploding gas cylinder at the Arafin Enterprise shipbreaking yard in Sitakunda, Bangladesh, resulted in the death of four workers after inhaling carbon dioxide on 3 April. Another three workers are hospitalized with injuries.

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.

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.