We express our sincere condolences for the families and friends of the 4 workers who were killed at the new accident which took place close to Quetta in Sor Range Coalfield. The collapse of the mine was held while 100 miners were working in it. The 4 miners’ names are added in the long and blooded list of victims, sacrificed at the altar of profit.
The government of Pakistan has the responsibility for the crime because the mine belongs to a state-owned company. The trade unionists complain that the miner’s contractors are unregistered ones and the Mines Act and rules of safety and health to protect the lives of miners are not implemented.
The World Federation of Trade Unions demands an independent investigation of the conditions of the accident and punishment of the responsible ones. Also, the WFTU demands compensation for the victims’ families and the implementation of high standard safety measures, based on the demands and proposals of the Pakistan trade union movement.