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Eight coal miners killed in Pakistan

18 February, 2013Eight coal miners were killed on 28 January in a methane gas explosion at mine No. 23 owned by the Akbar Nasir Coal Company and located in tehsil Duki area of Balochistan’s Loralai district in Pakistan.

Pakistani workers demand housing and pensions

6 November, 2013In Karachi workers staged a protest rally on 4 November 2013 claiming housing, fair welfare schemes and a transparent pension system.

Schlumberger workers win recognition

4 June, 2020After a worker lost his life at work, contract workers at international oilfield services company Schlumberger in Pakistan, formed a union to defend their rights in the workplace.

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.

Another coal mine explosion in Pakistan: five killed and eight injured

5 April, 2016Avoidable mining deaths continue in Pakistan as a methane gas explosion claims the lives of another five miners on 2 April 2016.

The work to keep garment factories safe must continue

4 April, 202324 April marks the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, an industrial homicide that killed more than 1,100 people and injured many more. The tragedy served as a turning point for the textile and garment industry as out of the rubble, the Bangladesh Accord was created. Unions were able to turn tragedy into a historic agreement to make garment factories safer.

International Safety Accord that made history in Bangladesh expands to Pakistan

14 December, 2022IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union, two key drivers of the historic Bangladesh Accord, are proud to announce the extension of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry to Pakistan. The ground-breaking International Accord that over the past nine years made jobs safer for millions of garment workers in Bangladesh is now going to be extended to Pakistan.

Unions negotiate a 28 per cent minimum wage increase

20 March, 2023Unions in Pakistan's Punjab province, including IndustriALL affiliates, have successfully negotiated a 28 per cent raise in the minimum wage for workers employed across 102 industries in the province.

Safety is our right, not a privilege

12 September, 2019The quest for workplace safety continues in Pakistan, as unions and workers remembered the victims of the 2012 fire at Ali Enterprises in Pakistan, which killed hundreds of workers. 

Black Day: unions in Pakistan protest mine deaths

2 October, 2018Unions in Pakistan held a day of mourning and protest on 28 September at the continued death toll in the country’s mines, and called for the ratification of ILO Convention 176.