YPSA celebrated world environment day on 5th June’19 organizing huge colorful rally and demonstration at Press club area, Chattagram. The event was participated by the representatives from different parts of the society. There were about 200 participants. Honorable DC of Chattogram Md. Eleyas Hossain, Police Commissioner, DIG of DIFE Md. Al-Amin Hossain, DIG of labor ministry of Chattogram Md. Gias Uddin and different government- non government organization was attend this program.
“Bangladesh is now in an irresistible step toward achieving sustainable development goal. The workers-owners both will have to contribute to this initiative together. For the sake of development of the country, keeping all the disagreements aside, the country’s industries and factories have to be enriched.” said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong Mohammad Habibur Rahman while he was present as the chief guest in an occasion of National Day on Occupational Safety and Health’ 2018 organized by Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments with support of …Read More
YPSA formed a human chain in front of the Chittagong Press Club on Sunday to protest unregulated and unsafe situation of the most deprived shipbreaking workers. Environmental activists, members of professional bodies, leaders of trade unions and some yard workers joined the programme. The special guest of the event were Mr. Nazim Uddin, Join t Secretary, Ship breaking worker’s trade union forum (SWTUF), Mr, Rizwanur Rahman Khan, Trade Unionist, Mr. Pahari Vattachariya, Mr. Shohidul Islam, Shipbreaking Shilpo Protishtan Sromik Kormochari …Read More
Inaugural session of a six-week vocational training for the working children in hazardous job was organized on 29th November at Br. Flavian Technical School Chittagong, CARITAS where 37 children have joined in two batches. 19 children are participating in the trade of Electrical and House Wearing and 18 other children joined in the trade of Motor cycle repair and maintenance. The vocational training is under the project titled as Securing Better Future for the Working Children in Ship Breaking Yard, which is funded by IHC MERWEDE Foundation …Read More
Four workers were killed and three others injured when a gas cylinder exploded at a ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda of Chittagong on April 3, 2014. The incident happened when the victims were dismantling a scrap ship. All the four died from inhaling carbon dioxide. With this, the death toll over the last two years at ship-breaking yards in the port city rose to 44. Since February 2012, at least 35 accidents have taken place, leaving dozens of ship-breaking workers wounded. …Read More
A joint team of district administration and forest department on 24 February 2014 evicted two ship breaking yards which were set up by destroying coastal forest in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong five years back. SK Steel and SK Ship Breaking and Recycling were able to lease the land illegally in 2009, chopped down thousands of mangrove trees and started importing old ships for breaking on the beach. On 6 October 2013, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh declared the yards illegal, …Read More