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Unions demand justice for 42 miners killed in Turkey

26 January, 2023The international union movement is calling for justice for the 42 miners who lost their lives in an explosion on 14 October, 2202, in Turkey’s Amasra district. Four mine workers are still in hospital in Istanbul , two of them in intensive care. 

Unsafe shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh continue to take workers’ lives

16 January, 2023Workers’ lives continue to be in danger due to the unsafe working conditions at Bangladesh’s shipbreaking yards. Two accidents occurred on 12 January in two separate yards, killing one worker and severely injuring the other.

International Safety Accord that made history in Bangladesh expands to Pakistan

14 December, 2022IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union, two key drivers of the historic Bangladesh Accord, are proud to announce the extension of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry to Pakistan. The ground-breaking International Accord that over the past nine years made jobs safer for millions of garment workers in Bangladesh is now going to be extended to Pakistan.

Pakistan’s mines have killed at least 150 workers this year

14 December, 2022The deadly accident in a coal mine in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on 30 November was not a stand-alone incident. Nine workers were killed and four others sustained critical injuries in a gas blast, adding to the already alarming death toll in the country’s mining industry.

Enhancing health and safety in rubber and tire sectors in Asia Pacific

28 November, 2022Unions in Asia Pacific demand employers take steps to improve health and safety in rubber and tire sectors, putting workers' lives and interests first.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November, 2022Trade unions need to create safe spaces for women to denounce cases of harassment and overcome the fear, the shame or any other obstacle for them to speak out, say IndustriALL Women Committee co-chairs and assistant general secretary on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Why we focus on gender-based violence in 2022

25 November, 2022Gender-based violence is still an urgent issue, including in the garment sector, an industry with approximately 80 per cent women workers. The Covid-19 pandemic brought an increase of violence and harassment against women in general, leaving many women even more vulnerable, according to reports by the UNDP among other UN bodies. ILO Convention 190 is sending a clear message that violence or harassment in the world of work can never be tolerated, as well as providing an effective framework for addressing violence against women.

Asia Pacific paper unions determined to fight precarious work

23 November, 2022IndustriALL Asia Pacific affiliates from eight countries have identified precarious work as the top challenge for workers in the pulp and paper industry, and vow to fight it.

Alarm sounded over safety and health in Iraq's oil and gas sector

18 November, 2022Participants in a workshop on occupational safety and health in the oil and gas sector, organized by IndustriALL Global Union with the participation of a number of unions, the International Labour Organization in Iraq and the National Center of Health and Safety-Basra Branch, are sounding the alarm over the worrying situation of occupational safety and health in Iraq.

Health and safety as a strategic organizing tool

17 November, 2022Unions in South East Asia met last month to discuss how to use occupational health and safety (OHS) as a strategy to organize workers and build strong unions, protecting workers from a hazardous working environment.