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Pakistan holds action day for victims of Ali Enterprises fire

14 April, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Pakistan have been protesting in cities across the country calling for compensation for victims of the country’s worst-ever industrial accident.

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.

Pakistani PCEM victory against precarious work at Shell

12 August, 2015A two-year struggle at the oil and gas multinational Shell in Pakistan has ended in 300 permanent contracts for IndustriALL members.

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. 

Textile companies abscond leaving 5,000 jobless in Pakistan

7 February, 2013NTUF is campaigning for 5,000 textile workers rendered jobless after an international exporter absconded and closed two companies, Joe's Fashion Export and J&M Clothing.

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. 

Significant step forward for homebased workers in Sindh, Pakistan

18 December, 2020The Homebased Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) has signed a MoU with the regional government’s labour department to register homebased workers. The process will help thousands of workers to receive social protection benefits in the future. 

Unions in South Asia to intensify campaign for ratification C190

7 October, 2021Around 80 trade union leaders from South Asia attended a webinar to discuss gender based violence and harassment and to plan for a joint campaign.

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.

Pakistan: Sacked GSK workers fight for justice

12 March, 2018Pakistani management of the British pharmaceutical multinational GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has illegally dismissed over 150 workers after years of union busting and manipulation of contracts.