Mine workers’ safety
Myanmar landslide Over 160 jade miners killed in Myanmar’s landslide

The disaster occurred in northern Kachin State’s Hpakant township and was triggered by heavy rainstorm. The number of deaths is expected to rise as scores of miners remain missing

South African government allows mining activity despite lockdown extension

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in South Africa questions the government exemption provided to gold, platinum and even diamond mines as essential services and has accused the mining department of succumbing to pressure from companies

Coal Miner India Three workers killed in coal mine accident in Odisha

One worker remains missing while nine were rescued from the debris in Bharatpur open cast mine in Talcher Coalfields. Workers said the accident could have been avoided if safety precautions had been followed

Nine dead in coal mine accident in Pakistan

At least 17 coal miners have reportedly lost their lives this year by choking to death inside collapsed coal mines in different areas of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Pakistan coal miners Coal miners continue to lose lives in Pakistan

The miserable conditions in mines have led to the death of more than 120 workers in recent months.

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 17

In this episode, we report on the arrest of privacy activist Ola Bini in Ecuador, intensifying Indian crackdown in Kashmir and mine workers’ protest in Pakistan.

Indonesia Sulawesi mine collapse Dozens trapped in the collapse of a makeshift gold mine in Indonesia

38 workers are confirmed to be trapped, with fears of even more buried, inside a makeshift gold mine in Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia, highlighting the dangerous shadow sector of unlicensed mining in Indonesia

Allowing Women to Work Nights in Mines Is ‘Equal Opportunity For Exploitation’

The Indian government has recently passed a law removing restrictions on women working in mines at night. However, activists point out that women stand to pay a much higher cost, in terms of their health and safety, than men if they do so

Miners' union protest against increasing mine explosion incident in Pakistan. Coal miners’ protest continues in Pakistan over mine deaths

More than 200 laborers die on an average in coal mine-related explosions across the country every year.

Around the world in 8 minutes: Episode 1

Welcome to a brand new show from Peoples Dispatch where we bring you news from people’s movements and organizations across the globe.

Miners protest Pakistan Four killed in Pakistan coal mine explosion

The fatalities reported in Balochistan area point towards abysmal working conditions in coal mines in South Asia, as another serious incident was recently witnessed in the state of Meghalaya in India.

Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation marks September 28th as ‘Black day’

Many miners work in almost inhuman conditions for 16-18 hours a day for merely $10 a week. Nearly 100 coal workers have died this year in accidents

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