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Mine safety crisis in Pakistan: 10 more people killed

17 March, 2016The mining industry in Pakistan is in the grip of a safety crisis as the avoidable loss of workers’ lives continues in the country.

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.

IndustriALL calls on Pakistan to stop brutal repression

11 February, 2016IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Prime Minister of Pakistan to express solidarity with workers protesting against privatization and to urge the government to stop the brutal repression of peaceful demonstrations. 

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.

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.

Shame on Shell! Pakistani workers organize, management deploys troops

24 November, 2015When the labour authorities supported Shell Pakistan’s workers in their claim for a vote on whether they want a union, local management responded with heavy-handed security forces, outsourcing and punitive shift changes.

Workers in Pakistan’s glass bangle industry face starvation

19 November, 2015More than one million workers employed in the glass bangle industry in Hyderabad, Pakistan, are facing starvation due to a broken supply of gas and electricity. Workers have called on the government to resolve the issue, which is putting livelihoods at risk.

Workers reported cracks before Pakistan factory collapse

5 November, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Pakistan say workers warned management about cracks in a four-storey polythene factory before it collapsed on 4 November.

Pakistan

8 October, 2015Nasir Mansoor, deputy general secretary of IndustriALL affiliate NTUF said that precarious work has become the hallmark of all production sectors in Pakistan.

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.