Emergency food distribution for 5000 shipbreaking workers and families for one month

YPSA, an organization for sustainable development, has provided food assistance to 5,000 unemployed workers and poor families of shipbreaking industry. These food items were distributed in packets among the unemployed workers and poor families of shipbreaking factories in 10 unions and 1 municipality of the Sitakund upazilla of Chattogram in July, 2020. Each packet weighing about 35 KG was given rice, pulses, potatoes, and onion, salt, oil, soap and vitamin capsules. Local Union Parishad chairmen took part in the distribution …Read More

Accidents kept happening in the ship breaking yards

Today, on 3rd december’20, another worker died in one of the infamous ship breaking yards, MA Ship breaking, in Sitakund, Chattagram. The name of the dead worker was Mahfuz (35), who was working in the yard as cutter helper. The accident took place by falling from height as the worker were not having any safety belt with him while he was working inside the ship. The local department of inspection for factories and establishments (DIFE) said, that they will do …Read More

World day against child labour

END CHILD LABOUR While important achievements continue to be made in the fight against child labour in Bangladesh, some 1.2 million children are still trapped in its worst forms, according to the latest National Child Labour Survey report, published in 2015. YPSA expresses it solidarity with the day. YPSA considers that as a result of continuous advocacy, the Government of Bangladesh ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No.182) on March 12th, 2001. National legislation …Read More

YPSA’s food support to Ship breaking workers in Bangladesh – COVID-19

In April 2020, YPSA provided food support to 1070 unemployed daily workers and local people in the areas of Sitakund where ship-breaking yards are located.   Food packets were distributed among them who have lost their income opportunity due to the current lockdown in the area that was imposed to protect the people from the potential spread of the Corona virus. The UNO of Sitakund Mr. Milton Roy appreciated the effort and extended his support and solidarity. He said that he …Read More

World Environment Day Marked by YPSA

World Environment Day is marked on Friday June 5th 2020. It is an environmental awareness day, run by the United Nations. It is sometimes also unofficially called Eco Day or Environment Day. The aim of the Day is to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues. YPSA expressed its solidarity with the spirit of the day. In line with the the of world environment day, 2020’s theme, YPSA addressed that because of the unsafe practice of shipbreaking yards, …Read More

May Day 2020: YPSA express its solidarity to work with government to support the workers

On the eve of International Workers’ Day on May 1, the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) warned that half of all workers worldwide – amounting to 1.5 billion people – are in danger of having their livelihoods destroyed by the corona virus pandemic. In line with the ILO, YPSA also urges the government for implementing occupational safety and health measures that can protect the lives of workers, their families and the larger communities, ensure work continuity and economic survival. …Read More

28th April: World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020: It is celebrated on 28 April. This year it will focus on addressing the outbreak of infectious diseases at work, mainly on the COVID-19 pandemic. YPSA as an organisation working on the worker’s issue has been expressing its solidarity on the significance of addressing the Covid 19 as infectious disease at work. YPSA’ Chief Executive Mr. Md. Arifur Rahman said that Covid 19 is needed to be emphasize majorly regarding the safety of the workers in work premises. We …Read More

ToTs arranged by YPSA for the shipbreaking workers

Four ToTs were arranged in last six month (July’19-December’19) with the coordination of a government enlisted training centre to provide training jointly with YPSA-Safety First project and DIFE. A number of 112 senior workers have participated in these trainings. All of the trainings were arranged inside the shipbreaking yards with the consent of the respective owners which is one of the most unique incidents in the history of ship recycling. An NGO never did a training inside the ship recycling …Read More

Rally by boats with safety messages

A rally by boats with safety messages, was arranged on 12th December, with ten boats with several volunteers on the bay of Bengal along side the ships waiting for dismantling in the yards. All the workers who were working in the yards were witnessing this unique and message based event which they have never experienced before. The local chief of administration, the UNO, Mr. Milton Rai has inaugurated the event. The boats with safety play cards, sound mikes and banners …Read More

YPSA Celebrated World Environment Day, 2019

Colorfull Rally

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.