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Shipbuilding-Shipbreaking unions focus on workers’ safety and jobs

28 November, 2016More than 60 participants from 18 unions gathered in Mandurah, Western Australia for the IndustriALL Global Union Shipbuilding Action Group meeting on 7-8 November 2016. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Another worker killed at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard

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

IndustriALL shipbuilding-shipbreaking Action Group meets in Chittagong and recommits to global campaign

4 November, 2015Leading trade unions from the shipbuilding and shipbreaking industries coordinate through an IndustriALL Action Group that meets every year. In Chittagong, Bangladesh on 1-2 November the Action Group focussed on the global campaign to clean up ship breaking, the world’s most dangerous job.

Japanese metalworkers secured the biggest pay rise since 1999

20 March, 2014The 2014 yearly wage bargaining Spring Labor Offensive by the Japanese metalworkers’ unions achieved reasonable results.