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Horror in Pakistan after 300 workers die

13 September, 2012Over 300 workers were killed in devastating factory fires on 11 September 2012 at a garment factory in Karachi and a shoe factory in Lahore, Pakistan.

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.

Pakistan’s deadly coal mines

23 May, 2022More workers have lost their lives in Pakistan’s deadly coal mines. According to IndustriALL affiliate PCMLF, in May alone, 18 miners have been killed at 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.

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.

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.

Pakistan: mine deaths highlight urgent need to ratify ILO C176

4 August, 2016Three workers have been killed and another seriously injured in an accident at the state-owned Shahrigh coalmine in Pakistan, emphasizing the urgent need for the country to ratify the ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines.

Five workers burn to death at Gadani shipbreaking yard

10 January, 2017At least five workers have died in a fire onboard an LPG container ship at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan on 9 January, in yet another deadly incident at the yard. Despite scores of fatalities at Gadani in the last few months, no measures have been taken to improve safety.

Sacked Schneider Electric workers in Pakistan demand reinstatement

23 November, 2016When 17 workers at Schneider Electric in Pakistan asked for increased wages the French company responded by dismissing them. IndustriALL affiliate NTUF is demanding immediate reinstatement of the sacked workers.

2020: a year of carnage for Pakistan’s mineworkers

7 January, 2021Pakistani mineworkers’ unions estimate that at least 208 workers were killed on the job in 2020. This trend seems set to continue this year, with a fatal accident on New Years’ Day, and two fatal accidents and a terror attack on 3 January. So far this year, 14 mineworkers have been killed.