[QODLink]
Asia

Pakistan shipbreaking yard workers underpaid

Labourers earn $5 per tonne they scrap whilst owners make many times that selling recycled steel.

Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 15:17
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Gadani Beach in Pakistan is the third largest ship breaking yard in the world.

Unlike its shipbreaking rivals India and Bangladesh, Pakistan has no labour laws governing this kind of work.

The workers here only get an average $5 per tonne they scrap whilst ship breaking yard owners make many times that selling the recycled steel.

Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Gadani Beach in Southern Pakistan.

67

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
Featured
Booming global trade in 50-million-year-old amber stones is lucrative, controversial, and extremely dangerous.
Legendary Native-American High Bird was trained in ancient warrior traditions, which he employed in World War II.
Hounded opposition figure says he's hoping for the best at sodomy appeal but prepared to return to prison.
Fears of rising Islamophobia and racial profiling after two soldiers killed in separate incidents.
Group's culture of summary justice is back in Northern Ireland's spotlight after new sexual assault accusations.