Mine workers’ safety

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.

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

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Miners protest Pakistan

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.

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

The company has a very poor record in the country and has arbitrarily fired workers and concealed information about deaths in their mines

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