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Korean shipyard worker reinstated after 37-year struggle

20 April, 2022After 37 years of struggle, Korean unionist Kim, Jin-Suk has been reinstated at the Yeongdo shipyard in Busan.

Worker killed at Kabir Steel shipbreaking yard

11 February, 2022On 31 January, a worker was killed in an accident at Kabir Steel shipbreaking yard in Sitakunda municipality, Chittagong, Bangladesh, while working at night – despite a court order prohibiting the practice.

United for a sustainable maritime industry

1 November, 2021IndustriALL Global Union’s shipbuilding and shipbreaking action group adopted sector activities for the next twelve months and agreed to be united to promote sustainable maritime industry for a just future.

PROFILE: Shipbreaking workers’ union moves forward in India

3 May, 2021The Alang Sosiya Ship Recycling and General Workers Association (ASSRGWA) is a successful example of organizing India’s informal sector workers. The union has contributed to improving wages, social security measures and occupational health and safety (OHS), in what is often called the world’s most dangerous industry. 

Hong Kong Convention key to South Asian shipbreaking recovery

29 September, 2020South Asia shipbreaking unions, IndustriALL and FNV Mondiaal representatives held virtual meetings on 24 and 25 September to evaluate union support for workers during Covid-19, and pledged to intensify the campaign to ratify the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships (HKC).

Shipbuilding and shipbreaking unions take action

24 September, 2020IndustriALL Shipbuilding shipbreaking action group met online on 22 September to discuss global trends in the sectors and agree on an action plan going forward.

Accident in Indian shipyard exposes safety crisis

31 August, 2020An accident at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) on 1 August killed ten workers and points to another example of a safety crisis in India.

Action in shipbuilding and shipbreaking

7 November, 2019Shipbreaking is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. When IndustriALL’s action group on shipbuilding-shipbreaking met in Marseille on 4-5 November, safety was high on the agenda, together with precarious work and increased campaigning for the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

Death toll rises as accidents continue at Bangladesh shipbreaking yards

17 October, 2019Two workers died and at least three were injured in an accident at the OWW shipbreaking yard at Kumira ferry port area of Shitakund, Chattogram, on 12 October 2019, bringing to 23 the number of deaths recorded this year.

Support grows as Harland and Wolff shipyard occupation reaches five weeks

4 September, 2019Workers at Harland and Wolff have occupied the Belfast shipyard for the past five weeks, in a call for the yard to be saved.