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IndustriALL Global Union Activities on Shipbreaking Workers

8 April, 2013 World Maritime University- SHIPREC 2013 Kan Matsuzaki- IndustriALL Global Union


Building Unity and Power

115 countries 355 unions 20 million workers

100 countries 200 unions 25 million workers

110 countries 217 unions 10 million workers

140 countries 50 million workers over 400 unions Industri ALL

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List of industrial sectors within IndustriALL’s jurisdiction  Industrial  Sectors(15)   Aerospace  

Automo7ve  

Base  metals  

Chemical,  Pharmaceu7cal  and  Bio-­‐sience  

Energy  

Industrial  and  Environment  Services  

Glass,  Ceramic,  Cement  and  Associated   Industries  

ICT,  Electrical  and  Electronics  

Mechanical  engineering  

Mining  and  DGOJP  

Pulp  and  Paper  

Rubber  

Shipbuilding  and  Shipbreaking  

Tex7le,  Leather,  Garment  Shoes  and  Tex7le   Services  

List of industrial sectors within IndustriALL’s jurisdiction

Service  and  Miscellaneous  Industries  

 Cross  Sectoral  groups(2)   Women  

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Non-­‐Manual  

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Life Cycle Approach: Representing manufacturing workers in the life cycle of ship

Mining

Base Metal

Mechanical engineering

Shipbuilding/ maintenace Shipbreaking / recycling

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Ship operation/ Dock and Port

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South Asia region- India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan account nearly 70% of world shipbreaking in gross tonnage. Shares  in  %  of  Gross  Tonnage  by  contries  (2011)  

4,27%   2,55%   12,05%   23,81%   23,33%   34,00%  

China   India   Bangladesh   Pakistan   Turkey   other  

Source: “Shipbuilding Statistics” September 2012, the Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan Industri ALL

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Shipbreaking will continue to increase World  Comple7on  (1926-­‐2012  1st  half)  

Fleets’ age 25+

Amount  of  Shipbreaking     In  1990   1,645,000GT  

×8

(now being breaking)

In  2000   13,552,000GT  

×15 ×2 In  2011   25,016,000GT  

Tripled Industri ALL

in next 25 years !  

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No.of Shipbreaking Workers in South Asia Region (est. by affiliates)

PAKISTAN   25,000   INDIA   66,000  

BANGLADESH   30,000  

Over  120,000  shipbreaking   workers  in  South  Asia  region.     Industri ALL

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One of the most hazardous occupations in the world Most of the shipbreaking workers do not know their basic workers’ rights Freedom  of   Associa7on  ?  

Collec7ve   Bargaining  ?  

Health  and   Safety  ?  

Training/   Educa7on  ?  

Indecent wage, Accidents, No Drinking Water, No PPEs, Undocumented migrant workers….. Industri ALL

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Main Activities on Shipbreaking workers v Expand alliance for safe and sustainable jobs in shipbuilding-shipbreaking v Support green technologies, green products and sustainable employment v Promote a “life-cycle” approach v Transfer of good practices: Bilateral or multilateral cooperation projects

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Implementation and enforcement of international standards

v Demand that international regulations on OHS and environment including the Hong Kong Convention v Compliance with ILO core labour standards

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FNV-SMEFI-IndustriALL Organizing project in shipbreaking industry in India (2003- 2012)     MPTDGEU   Membership  in  Mumbai  

3,522/6,000  

ASSRGWA   Membership  in  Alang/Sosiya  

9,647/60,000  

13,169 members (as of October 2012)

ü First Aid facilities and safe drinking water ü Training and educational programs on workers’ right, OHS and skills ü Industrial actions (strike, demonstration, etc) ü Legal system on compensation ü the Statutory Minimum Wage and Social Security provisions. Industri ALL


Creating local unions in India

FNV   Additional Support

Planning and Finance

SMEFI  

Joint  Training/Educa7on  

MPTDGEU   Mumbai  

Organizing

Create another union Expand tactics

ISCOS   Expand support to other unions

Organizing

ASSRGWA   Alang/Sosiya  

Shipbreaking Unions Network in South Asia SMEFI(India)-BMF/BML(Bangladesh)-NTUF(Pakistan) Industri ALL

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Unions focal points on International regulations and the Hong Kong Convention “Ship Recycling Plan� Ensure the availability of relevant technology equipment and facilities

Inventory of Hazardous Materials Train personnel Effective implementation

Social Dialogue Collective Bargaining Secure safer workplace Secure sustainable employment/decent work Industri ALL

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How can we be more functioning and effective? Need  further  interna7onal  coopera7on  and  solidarity   UN organizations

International labour unions

NGOs

Governments   International Organizations

Employers  


Thank You Website

www.industriALL-union.org

Industri ALL

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