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Alang union: Working conditions are too dangerous

Conditions at Indian ship recycling yards in Alang remain unsafe in spite of improvements. There are too few hospital beds and workers live in the slums without clean water to drink, says union ASSRGWA, which organizes one in four workers in Alang, in an interview with ShippingWatch.

This picture is from 2006, when ASSRGWA began organizing workers in Alang. | Photo: Ajit Solanki/AP/Polfoto/Arkiv

MUMBAI

Five days ago, on September 29th, a worker was killed in Alang. The man, who worked at the yard on scrapping lot number 107, fell while working on the dismantling of a vessel and was killed in the fall.

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