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Action in shipbuilding and shipbreaking

7 November, 2019Shipbreaking is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. When IndustriALL’s action group on shipbuilding-shipbreaking met in Marseille on 4-5 November, safety was high on the agenda, together with precarious work and increased campaigning for the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

Death toll rises as accidents continue at Bangladesh shipbreaking yards

17 October, 2019Two workers died and at least three were injured in an accident at the OWW shipbreaking yard at Kumira ferry port area of Shitakund, Chattogram, on 12 October 2019, bringing to 23 the number of deaths recorded this year.

Support grows as Harland and Wolff shipyard occupation reaches five weeks

4 September, 2019Workers at Harland and Wolff have occupied the Belfast shipyard for the past five weeks, in a call for the yard to be saved.

Workers discuss future of the mobility sector and employment in Latin America

23 August, 2019More than 50 Latin American union leaders took part in IndustriALL Global Union's second meeting of the mobility macro sector, which was held on 14 and 15 August in São Paulo, Brazil. Discussions covered the future of the mobility sector, employment and union empowerment in the region.

Northern Ireland shipyard workers occupy yard that built the Titanic

5 August, 2019Workers at Harland and Wolff, the Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic, have occupied the 158-year old shipyard to protest against its closure.

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.

Korean metalworkers fight Hyundai shipbuilding merger

15 May, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) and civil society groups have joined forces to oppose the merger of Hyundai Heavy Industries with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling boosted by Japanese ratification

2 April, 2019The campaign to clean up ship breaking – the most dangerous job in the world - has received a major boost as Japan becomes the first Asian country to ratify the Hong Kong Convention.

Expanded training centre opens for shipbreaking workers in India

25 March, 2019IndustriALL affiliate, the Alang Sosiya Ship Recycling General Workers’ Union (ASSRGWA) opened the second phase of its training centre and organized a training of trainers programme from 13 – 16 March 2019 with the support of IndustriALL and Dutch union, FNV.

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.