Into the Graveyard
Director: The Mumbai Port Trust Dock &
General Employees’ Union
Abstract: Ship Breaking is carried out mostly in 5 countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China & Turkey. Alang (Gujarat) in India is the largest shipbreaking yard in the whole world where 60,000 workers are working. India receives 30% of its steel from the shipbreaking industry. The Mumbai Port Trust Dock &
General Employees’ Union had enough opportunities to familiarize with
shipbreaking work at Mumbai & Alang in India. MPTDGEU could understand the difficulties and was able to establish direct and regular contacts with the neglected shipbreaking workers.