This year eight workers died in the ship breaking yards. People remember them and demand stop killing in the ship yards.
Remembrance Day ( 12 Dec.’07 ) observed to remember the dead workers those died in this year in the ship yard. It’s not any formal declared day. YPSA arranged different events every year on this day and also publish the list of dead workers. This year YPSA arranged Candle light vigil program, on 12 December at 5 pm in front of the Press Club, Chittagong , where hundred of people joined and demand to stop killing in the ship breaking yards. Since 2005 December the day is being followed by YPSA. It can be mentioned On 12 December 2005 the joint report of YPSA, FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), Greenpeace to the conference of Joint Working Group of ILO, IMO, Basel Convention Secretariat. For that YPSA took this day as a symbolic day to remember the dead workers die every year and demand to stop the accidents in the shipbreaking yards. According to the available information, this year eight workers died in the ship breaking yards.