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Document ID (ISN)104484
CIS number 05-597
ISBN(s) 92-2-112328-6 (En); 92-2-212328-X (fr)
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title The shipbreakers
Original title Les ferrailleurs de la mer [in French]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2000. Videocassette 23 min. VHS PAL in English, VHS NTSC in French. Price: CHF 35.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This videocassette exposes the dangerous working conditions of the men who dismantle ships in the ship-breaking yards of India and Bangladesh. It reveals hazards such as manual handling of steel plates, work in extreme temperatures with primitive machinery, long hours of work and a lack of training and workers' rights. Interviews with shipowners, government and industry experts and the workers themselves reveal the complex issues that surround this industry.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; dangerous work; recycling of materials; conditions of work; shipbreaking
Descriptors (secondary) Bangladesh; India; extreme temperatures; scrap metal handling; videotape
Document type V - Audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Shipwrecking