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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.

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.

Banks and shipowners join campaign for the safe recycling of ships

24 November, 2017IndustriALL took forward the campaign for the safe recycling of ships at a series of recent meetings in The Netherlands.

Another worker killed at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard

18 April, 2016Toxic gas inhalation causes death of one shipbreaking worker with another battling for life.

Bangladesh: promoting social dialogue to ensure shipbreaking workers’ safety and rights

1 November, 2016A round table discussion to ensure shipbreaking workers’ safety and rights jointly organized by IndustriALL and BILS in Chittagong underlined the need for collective efforts to improve working conditions and to protect workers’ rights.

Worst of the worst – shipbreaking in Pakistan

28 December, 2016In an industry characterized by danger and exploitation, only the desperate risk their lives working in the shipbreaking yards of Pakistan.

Pakistan: Shipbreaking workers win wage increase

14 August, 2017Shipbreaking Workers Union Gadani (SBWUG) called off their strike on 4 August after negotiations with the employers association yielded significant results, including a wage increase.

Safety remains elusive on second anniversary of Gadani shipbreaking accident

5 November, 2018One day after the second anniversary of one of the deadliest accidents in the history of the Pakistani shipbreaking industry, there was yet another fire in the Gadani shipyard.

Turkey ratifies Hong Kong Convention for safe recycling of ships

4 February, 2019IndustriALL Global Union welcomes Turkey’s ratification of the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound ship recycling, but says more countries must urgently follow suit.

Again, workers are killed at shipbreaking yard in India

8 October, 2012Six shipbreaking workers were killed and one worker was seriously injured on 6 October 2012 in a fatal incident at the Alang Ship Breaking Yard in the state of Gujarat in India.