<![CDATA[Global Worker Watch - Blog]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:49:58 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[July 1-7: world's worst week for workers in 2015]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:55:35 GMThttp://www.globalworkerwatch.org/blog/july-1-7-worlds-worst-week-for-workers-in-2015July 1-7 has been one of the worst weeks for workers globally in 2015. The weakening power of workers worldwide has led to a mass global class of precarious migrant laborers: young men and women who live in the shadows, risking their lives in urban Chinese factories, rural Chilean mines, and in Eastern European arms factories. Here are some of the worst occupational murders from this week:

Eleven workers died when a shoe factory collapsed in the Zhejiang province of China on July 4, 2015:
Photo by AFP

The Istanbul Council of Worker Health and Safety is calling this incident a gross act of negligence, and has counted 190 deaths among agricultural workers in Turkey during 2015. 
In Ulsan, South Korea, an explosion occurred on July 3, killing six workers. The plant was owned by the Hanwha Chemical Company:
Photo by EPA
On July 5, a female worker was killed and seven others were injured when an explosion occurred in an arms factory in northern Montengro. The factory has a long history of dangerous working conditions, including two explosions that occurred in 2014 that injured at least seven workers. 

We must do more to ensure that workers worldwide return to their homes at night.