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10 Facts About Child Labour in Mining and Quarrying

In 2011, the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated 53 percent of the world’s then 215 million child labourers performed hazardous work. Work in the mining and quarrying sector is the most hazardous labour children perform. 345 more words

Children's Rights

Lioness Rock Formation in Norzagaray destroyed due to quarrying

Shape of Lioness Head Rock formation in Norzagaray, Bulacan is ruined
Garay Post, a Facebook page about the municipality laments that the quarrying of the SPAR Development Corporation in the area is the cause… 15 more words

A cliché walks into a bar ...

Whippet-thin, the old man in a flat cap and raincoat treads his wary way across the red, pub-pattern carpet.

Beneath the cap, his narrow face is pale, his cheeks cratered with dark hollows. 752 more words

Art, Jaunts & Going Out

Stone truths

My boy-hands are gone now, my knuckles as hard as the rocks I drag from deep underground. My fingers as strong as the chisels I shape the stone with. 277 more words

John Damien

Quarrying for rock and an ancient language at Nant Gwrtheryn

The last time we were here was more than two decades ago, when this remote and awesome valley was more often known in guide books as ‘Vortigern’s Valley’. 2,317 more words

Poetry

Focus on Health & Safety in Quarries

QNJAC (Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee) provides health and safety guidance to thousands of workers in the quarrying and associated sectors. 247 more words

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Buried childhoods - Child labour in the mining and quarrying sector

Jestoni* quit school at age 14 in order to take part in small-scale mining as a means to help support his family. They had abandoned farming for mining because of frequent flooding in their region of the Philippines. 1,065 more words

Children's Rights