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Pakistani union NTUF condemns sacking of 24 textile workers

31 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Pakistan, the NTUF is raising the case of an illegal sacking of 24 textile workers by FKN Textile near capital Karachi. The workers were sacked so that management could replace them with new employees on lower pay.

Syngenta: Pakistani court again finds employment practices unlawful

9 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union is congratulating its Pakistani affiliate PCEM on another good legal victory in its long struggle for workers’ rights at the Swiss giant of agrochemicals and seeds.

“Syngenta, stop union-busting and reinstate leader Imran Ali in Pakistan”, demands IndustriALL

28 April, 2015In support of IndustriALL’s Pakistani affiliate, PCEM, whose president Imran Ali was sacked by Syngenta for organizing, the global union, its Swiss affiliate Unia and civil society allies today demonstrated at the agrochemicals multinational’s AGM in Basel.

8 miners die at lethal Pakistani coalfield

3 March, 2015Eight coalminers have died and 14 more have been injured following a methane explosion at the Duki Coal Mine in Pakistan. 

German retailer KiK targeted by families of fire victims

19 December, 2014More than two years after 259 garment workers died in a devastating factory fire in Pakistan, victims’ families have issued a legal notice against German retailer KiK demanding it pays compensation.

Plans developed to confront precarious work in South Asia

28 November, 2014Representatives from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in India and Sri Lanka have developed a strategy to combat precarious work, in a regional coordination meeting in New Delhi on 22 to 23 November 2014. 

PAKISTAN

8 October, 2014On 7 October, for the World Day for Decent Work, workers in Pakistan rallied and held public meetings and conferences in various parts of the country including Karachi Hyderabad, Sukkur, Multan, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and other parts of the country.

Unsafe garment industry needs trade unions

12 September, 201411 September marked the second anniversary of the deadly fire at a factory owned by Ali Enterprises in Karachi. The fire was one of the worst industrial accidents in Pakistan; 259 workers died, many were seriously injured and 1,500 were left with no employment.

12 workers in Pakistan acquitted after two-year trial

8 September, 2014Twelve garment workers and trade unionists from IndustriALL affiliate National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) have finally been acquitted of extortion and terrorism.

Syngenta Pakistan continues to blatantly ignore court ruling

31 July, 2014IndustriALL Global Union expresses its outrage over Syngenta’s long-standing punishment with unacceptable treatment against union leaders and members, ignoring local and supreme court rulings in Pakistan.