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Swaziland union vows to fight back after Taiwanese garment factory files “false” charges

FTM Garments filed a case against Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (ATUSWA), a week after the union had taken the company to court over the former’s refusal to recognize it

Concern over growing number of accidents in India’s shipyards

At least eleven workers lost their lives after a 70-crane jetty crane collapsed on them and crushed them to death in Visakhapatnam based Hindustan Shipyard Limited last month. The accident and delay in investigation has reaffirmed the ongoing crisis in shipyards

Industrial accidents India In one month, 75 workers were killed in workplace accidents in India

In a series of accidents between May to June, at least 75 workers have died in India, as per Global IndustriALL Union

Shell workers Nigeria IndustriALL questions violations of worker rights by Shell in Nigeria

82% of oil giant Shell’s workforce in Nigeria is sourced through labor contractors. As per IndustriALL, the workers “live in poverty with no job security, poor healthcare and little regard for health and safety.”

Coal miners deaths Pakistan Coal miners become casualties in Pakistan

A number of coal miners’ death incidents were reported this January from across Pakistan, the latest being from the southwestern province of Boluchistan’s Duki where one coal miner was killed after being hit by a trolley

Petro oil Kenya Petro Oil Kenya fires workers for joining union

Despite a court order in December directing the company to recognize the Kenya Petroleum Oil Workers Union (KPOWU), the company has dismissed over 30 workers immediately after they joined the union. The company has also outsourced the fuel pumps where the KPOWU represents the majority of the workers

Kazakh leader International campaign seeks release of Kazakh trade union leader Erlan Baltabay

In mid-October, Erlan Baltabay was sentenced to five months and eight days in prison for refusing to pay a fine. He also faces a seven-year term for his involvement in the banned Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan

Fatal accidents are a regular occurrence in shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh

In the past 10 days alone two workers were killed and 5 injured in two different accidents. Activists say lack of government regulation and negligence by employers are the major reasons

Labor organizations protest persecution of Kazakh trade union leader Labor organizations protest persecution of Kazakh trade union leader

Erlan Baltabay faces an eight-year jail term on charges of misappropriation of funds although he has time and again argued that he was only in possession of the money since the dissolution of his union in 2015

Algerian workers set to go on three-day strike to force immediate resignation of Bouteflika

The strike will also demand the constitution of a transitional government which includes opposition members. Massive demonstrations began a few weeks ago after president Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced he would contest another term

Societes Mines de Belahauro (SMB) Workers in Burkina Faso demand compensation for loss of mining jobs

Over 1,000 employees lost their jobs when the Inata Mine was shut down in 2017. The Ghana-based Balaji Group, which took over the company in 2018, has not opened the mine and has not provided workers compensation for the period either