World Day Against Child Labor: A Focus on Pakistan’s Brick Kilns. June 12, 2013—The persistence of child labor—more than 215 million children toil worldwide, some half of whom are exposed to hazardous environments and suffer forced labor and prostitution—is a global shame, one highlighted each June 12 on World Day Against Child Labor.
Pakistan Federations Seek Unification for Stronger Worker Voice. May 28, 2013—Recognizing that “the challenges confronting the working men and women in Pakistan cannot be effectively” addressed without a strong and united workers’ voice, the Pakistan Workers Federation and eight other union federations are seeking to unify their organizations.
Report Examines Garment Factory Fires in Bangladesh, Pakistan. March 15, 2013—A new report examining two massive fires at garment factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan last year found the deaths and injuries were “caused or exacerbated by illegal, unsafe buildings, faulty electrics or machinery, poor safety procedures and avoidable hazards such as blocked or inadequate fire exits.”
Pakistan: Nearly 6 Million Children under 10 Are Child Laborers. June 12, 2012—Almost 12 million children, half below the age of 10, are employed as child laborers across Pakistan, and the number is growing, reports the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), a longtime Solidarity Center partner.
Solidarity Center Launches Pakistani Labor Web News Portal. January 18, 2012—The Solidarity Center has launched its latest online venture, a web portal aimed at disseminating news about issues that affect Pakistani workers to a global audience.