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Workers killed making clothes for Primark, TOPMAN, Burton, New Look, River Island

14 September, 2015Four workers died and sixteen were injured when the roof of a garment factory collapsed on 5 September in Lahore, Pakistan. The factory was operating in a poorly constructed building and producing for Primark, TOPMAN, Burton, New Look and River Island.

Agreement with H&M proves instrumental in resolving conflicts

7 January, 2016A global framework agreement (GFA) signed between IndustriALL Global Union and Swedish clothing company H&M has been an accelerator in reinstating sacked workers at garment factories in both Myanmar and Pakistan just a couple of months after it came into force.

Unsafe working conditions continue to kill miners in Pakistan

25 February, 2016Three coal miners were killed by poisonous gas in a mine in the Duki area in Pakistan on 19 February.

SPECIAL REPORT: Cleaning up shipbreaking the world’s most dangerous job

15 December, 2015Workers in this industry face dangerous and precarious working conditions, with very little training, safety equipment and medical services, and they receive poverty wages. IndustriALL Global Union is campaigning to support organizing at the South Asia yards and is pushing governments in countries with major shipping industries to take responsibility for workers’ safety.

Four coal miners die in Pakistan

12 September, 2017The mine safety crisis in Pakistan continues, as at least four workers have been killed due to accumulation of poisonous gas in a coalmine in Quetta's Sanjdi area on 8 September 2017. According to reports today, another three workers have died under similar circumstances in a coalmine in the Harnai area.

STOP Precarious work manifestation in Pakistan

10 October, 2016IndustriALL affiliate Pakistan National Textile Leather Garment & General Federation conducted a rally in Mumtazabad Multan, demanding that the government remove precarious work in all sectors and reform the labour law.The National Trade Union Federation and Home Based Women Workers Federation also protesed against industrial accidents and third party contract systems.The Pakistan Textile Workers Federation organized a rally in Faisalabad calling for an end to precarious work.

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.

Global solidarity on May Day

4 May, 2016IndustriALL affiliates around the world took to the streets to celebrate May Day 2016, calling out for a living wage and a stop to precarious work.

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.

IndustriALL denounces Pakistan suicide attack

9 August, 2016IndustriALL Global Union condemns the suicide bombing carried out by the Pakistani Taliban at a hospital in Quetta on Monday, which killed 70 people and left at least 120 injured.