YPSA appealed for safety in all ship breaking yards and provided recommendations for the Rules to be set by the government

On the occasion of World Human Rights Day’2020, the sustainable organization, YPSA, has arranged a press conference appealing for safety in all the shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh and provided several recommendations for the news rules to be set by the government. The organization also arranged a candle light vigil remembering the dead workers of the shipbreaking yards where the workers, representatives from different civil society organizations, family of the dead and injured workers, volunteers have joined and expressed their solidarity. …Read More

Worker severely injured in one of the prime yards

A worker was severely injured in a yard called Taher Ship breaking and Ship recycling industry on last Sunday afternoon around 5 pm, 6th December 2020, while he was hit a heavy iron piece on his right leg. The worker taken to a local private clinic in Sitakund and later admitted to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) for a surgery. The department of inspection for factories and establishments (DIFE) confirmed about the accident and mentioned that they have instructed …Read More

Another worker died in a ship breaking yard

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 when he fell from height of the ship cause of the broken railing of an scrap ship, MV NINGBO (IMO 8801022), for dismantling. It was mentioned by several sources that the worker were not having any safety …Read More

YPSA Safety First Cycle Rally

YPSA organized a cycle rally, on 27th November, 2020, on the safety awareness and personal protection in the ship breaking yards and in all sort of the society including all other factories in sitakund coastal area, Chattagram. Thy cycle rally was moved around almost 30 KM of the Dhaka-Chattagram highway, participated by 40 skilled cyclist, started from the city gate area of Chattagram. On the way of the cycle rally, a meeting was also arranged during the cycle rally on …Read More

The yard owners should be motivated for safer and green ship breaking practices

YPSA Coordinator Muhammed Ali Shahin recently commented to The Business Standard, a national level newspaper in Bangladesh, where he mentioned: “Deaths at the ship-breaking yards are negatively impacting this industry in Bangladesh,” “Investment funding of crores of Taka is also a significant barrier for the yard owners to ensure their yards as safer and environment friendly. Besides, it takes around two-three years to build a green yard and the facility also needs international certification. “So, the yard owners should be …Read More

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