Workers’ safety
Baldia factory fire Pakistan On 10th anniversary of Baldia factory fire in Pakistan, activists demand social security for all workers

Labor activists complain that even after 10 years of the tragedy, factories and workplaces in Pakistan still lack adequate health and safety measures

Employment injury scheme Bangladesh Bangladesh’s first employment injury scheme for garment workers

The social security scheme involves the government, employers and the workers’ representatives and offers long term and immediate compensation for work-related injuries, income protection, and rehabilitation to return to work

Pakistan coal miners deaths Fatal accidents reveal unsafe conditions in Pakistan’s coal mines

As deadly accidents continue in various coal mines in Pakistan, senior representatives of IndustriALL Global have asked the Pakistani ambassador at Geneva to take immediate steps to ensure that Pakistan ratifies and implements ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines

Workers in India go on strike for living wages and social protection and other stories

Today we look at a strike by government scheme workers in India, a violent eviction drive by police in the Indian state of Assam, and more

Balochistan miners death Coal miners abducted and killed in Balochistan’s Marwar

Unidentified gunmen barged inside the Marwar coalfield area on Monday and abducted the workers, subsequently killing them. Their bodies were found on Tuesday

Bangladesh garment workers Millions of garment workers in Bangladesh forced to return to factories 

The announcement by the Bangladesh authorities allowing garment export factories to resume work has resulted in tens of thousands of workers returning to major cities in overcrowded trains and buses, ignoring health guidelines

Violence and rising hunger reported in Tigray as conflict continues and other stories

Today we look at the reports of rising violence and hunger in Tigray, protests by normalista students and police repression in Mexico, and more

Volkswagen reinstates workers South Africa Volkswagen South Africa reinstates shop-stewards after pressure from union

The shop stewards had exposed COVID-19 protocol violations at Volkswagen’s Uitenhage plant, including operating at full workforce capacity and denial of sick leaves

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

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

NUMSA South Africa Excellerate South Africa’s NUMSA calls out leading company for violating workers’ rights

Excellerate Services, owner of South Africa’s largest private security company, has failed to pay its workers’ outstanding wages while forcing them to work without PPEs, sanitizers and other protective measures, as per the union

Tesla factory reopens Workers’ lives at risk Tesla to resume production in defiance of lockdown rules

Elon Musk, the chief executive office of US electric car maker Tesla, even dared the authorities to arrest him and threatened to shift the factory outside Fremont, California