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28 April theme announcement: ‘Tackling psychosocial hazards at work – taking the stress out of the job’.

‘Tackling psychosocial hazards at work – taking the stress out of the job’

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28 de Abril Jornada Internacional de Conmemoración (JIC) de los Trabajadores Fallecidos y Heridos
28 Avril Journée Internationale de Commémoration (JIC) des travailleurs décédés et blessés
28 April International Workers’ Memorial Day
28 April International commemoration day for dead and injured workers 28 April International day of mourning

The 28 April 2020 campaign theme will be ‘tackling psychosocial hazards at work – taking the stress out of the job’. We will seek to highlight the harm caused by occupational stress and related conditions, including depression, anxiety, burnout, and work-related alcohol and drug dependency, and work-related suicides.

The theme allows us to campaign for action to remedy the broad range of contributory factors and will also engage those in the union movement not primarily interested in occupational health and safety, including:

– low pay, payment by results, piecework
– workload, working hours and work patterns
– inadequate staffing
– job insecurity, downsizing
– precarious/informal/gig work
– punitive sickness absence policies
– punitive disciplinary procedures
– oppressive performance management/appraisal systems
– lean production, new management techniques/behavioural safety
– surveillance at work
– lack of control

Unions have also identified a gap in the ILO instruments – there are not dealing explicitly with psychosocial hazards, so we could use 28 April to press for an ILO convention on this area, and for an expansion of the ILO list of occupational diseases to include a more detailed entry on work-related psychosocial conditions and impacts, including an explicit reference to the need for action to prevent the growing problem of work-related suicide.

There is also scope to link to existing international union campaigns on precarious work, low pay, safe rates, safe staffing and other issues. And we can highlight best practice – laws, agreements, actions, union resources and campaigns.

ITUC will be providing further details on the 28 April 2020 campaign early in the new year.

In the coming weeks, we will be posting updates and signposting resources on the dedicated 28 April webpages at: www.28april.org

In the meantime if you have successful case histories you would like us to feature in our materials please email them to: editor@hazards.org

Some general background materials and link are available here:

www.hazards.org/mentalhealth
www.hazards.org/lowpay
www.hazards.org/insecure

Anuncio sobre el tema del 28 de Abril: ‘Combatir los riesgos psico-sociales y eliminar el estrés en el trabajo’

‘Combatir los riesgos psico-sociales y eliminar el estrés en el trabajo’

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  • 28 de Abril Jornada Internacional de Conmemoración (JIC) de los trabajadores fallecidos y lesionados
  • 28 Avril Journée Internationale de Commémoration (JIC) des travailleurs décédés et blessés
  • 28 April International Workers’ Memorial Day
  • 28 April International commemoration day for dead and injured workers
  • 28 April International day of mourning

El tema para la campaña del 28 de abril en 2020 será ‘combatir los riesgos psico-sociales y eliminar el estrés en el trabajo’ Queremos poner de relieve el daño ocasionado por el estrés laboral y otras afecciones relacionadas, incluyendo depresión, ansiedad, desgaste profesional, alcoholismo y drogodependencia relacionados con el trabajo, y suicidios por problemas laborales.

El tema nos permite hacer campaña reclamando acciones para poner remedio a toda una serie de factores coadyuvantes, además de involucrar también a miembros del movimiento sindical que no se ocupan principalmente en la salud y seguridad en el trabajo, incluyendo:

– bajos salarios, pago en función de los resultados, trabajo a destajo
– carga de trabajo, jornadas laborales y pautas de trabajo
– carencias en materia de personal
– inseguridad del empleo, reducción de personal
– trabajo precario/informal/economía gig
– políticas punitivas en caso de ausencia por enfermedad
– procedimientos disciplinarios punitivos
– sistemas opresivos de gestión/evaluación de rendimiento
– producción ajustada, nuevas técnicas de gestión/seguridad conductual
– vigilancia en el trabajo
– falta de control

Los sindicatos han identificado además una laguna en los instrumentos de la OIT –no abordan específicamente los riesgos psico-sociales– de manera que podríamos aprovechar el 28 de Abril para incidir en la necesidad de contar con un convenio de la OIT al respecto, y para que se extienda la lista de enfermedades profesionales de la OIT incluyendo una mención más detallada de afecciones psico-sociales relacionadas con el trabajo y su impacto, así como una referencia explícita a la necesidad de actuar para prevenir la creciente problemática del suicidio relacionado con el trabajo.

También existe la posibilidad de vincular campañas sindicales internacionales existentes sobre trabajo precario, bajos salarios, ritmo de trabajo y dotación de personal adecuados, entre otras cuestiones. Pueden asimismo ponerse de relieve las mejores prácticas: leyes, acuerdos, acciones, recursos y campañas sindicales.

La CSI proporcionará detalles adicionales sobre la campaña del 28 de Abril a principios del año que viene.

En las próximas semanas, publicaremos información actualizada y apuntaremos a recursos disponibles en la página web sobre el 28 de Abril: www.28april.org

Entre tanto, si tienen historias de casos que quieran que incluyamos entre nuestro material, por favor remitirlas a la lista o directamente a editor@hazards.org

Pueden encontrar distinto material general de fondo (en inglés) en los siguientes enlaces:www.hazards.org/mentalhealth
www.hazards.org/lowpay
www.hazards.org/insecure

Annonce du théme de la journée du 28 Avril: Lutter contre les risques psychosociaux au travail: éliminer le stress au travail

«Lutter contre les risques psychosociaux au travail: éliminer le stress au travail»
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  • 28 de Abril Jornada Internacional de Conmemoración (JIC) de los Trabajadores Fallecidos y Heridos
  • 28 Avril Journée Internationale de Commémoration (JIC) des travailleurs décédés et blessés
  • 28 April International Workers’ Memorial Day
  • 28 April International commemoration day for dead and injured workers 28 April International day of mourning

Le 28 avril 2020, le thème de la campagne sera le suivant: «Lutter contre les risques psychosociaux au travail: éliminer le stress au travail». Nous chercherons à attirer l’attention sur le préjudice provoqué par le stress au travail et les troubles connexes, tels que la dépression, l’angoisse, le burnout, la dépendance à l’alcool et aux médicaments due au travail et le suicide lié au travail.

Ce thème nous invite à promouvoir les solutions permettant de faire face aux multiples facteurs à l’origine des risques psychosociaux, et d’en examiner d’autres qui ne sont pas fondamentalement associés à la santé et à la sécurité au travail, notamment:

– faible salaire, salaire au rendement, salaire aux pièces
– charge de travail, horaires et régime de travail
– effectifs insuffisants
– précarité de l’emploi, réduction des effectifs
– travail précaire/informel, «petits boulots»
– politiques punitives en cas d’absence pour maladie
– procédures disciplinaires punitives
– gestion des résultats et systèmes d’évaluation oppressifs
– production au plus juste, nouvelles techniques de gestion, sécurité comportementale
– surveillance au travail
– manque de contrôle

Les syndicats ont par ailleurs constaté une lacune dans les instruments de l’OIT qui, en effet, ne traitent pas explicitement des risques psychosociaux. C’est pourquoi, à l’occasion de la journée du 28 avril, nous pourrions solliciter une convention de l’OIT dans ce domaine, et demander l’allongement de la liste des maladies professionnelles répertoriées par l’OIT pour y inclure des données plus détaillées sur les troubles et les impacts psychosociaux dus au travail, en faisant explicitement référence à la nécessité d’agir pour enrayer le problème croissant des suicides liés au travail.

Il serait également possible d’établir un lien avec les campagnes syndicales internationales existantes sur le travail précaire, les faibles salaires, les niveaux suffisants de salaire et de personnel, et sur d’autres questions. Nous pourrions aussi mettre en avant les meilleures pratiques en termes de lois, d’accords, de mesures, de ressources syndicales et de campagnes.

La CSI donnera des informations plus détaillées sur la campagne du 28 avril 2020 au début de l’année prochaine.

Au cours des semaines à venir, nous publierons des mises à jour et nous indiquerons des ressources sur les pages web relatives au 28 avril à l’adresse www.28april.org

Entre-temps, si vous avez connu des expériences fructueuses sur cette question et que vous souhaitez les voir figurer dans nos matériels, veuillez les envoyer par courriel sur la liste, ou directement à mon adresse editor@hazards.org

Voici plusieurs liens et informations générales:

www.hazards.org/mentalhealth
www.hazards.org/lowpay
www.hazards.org/insecure

 

Brazil: Month of mobilisation for better working conditions (SINTRACOM Londrina)

SINTRACOM Londrina General Secretary at event opening.

The Union of Construction and Furniture Industries Workers of Londrina (SINTRACOM Londrina), affiliated to Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), mobilized during April in a campaign for better health and safety conditions at different worksites of the region.

The union’s directors were present at 48 workplaces where they spoke to workers about potential safety hazards that will lead to injuries and fatal accidents in the construction industry such as falls from heights, burial and electric shock. At the end of the month, a large meeting of the members of the Internal Committees for Accident Prevention (CIPAs) was held, to highlight the importance of the Committee by valuing the work of construction workers.

On the 28th, an action was conducted out placing 209 crosses symbolizing each of the deaths resulting from occupational accidents in the year 2017.

https://www.bwint.org/cms/news-72/april-28-month-of-mobilization-for-better-working-conditions-1399

Spain: 28 de abril, Día Internacional de la Salud y la Seguridad en el Trabajo [CCOO – UGT]

28 DE ABRIL 2019- DÍA INTERNACIONAL DE LA SEGURIDAD Y SALUD EN EL TRABAJO


Lesiones en el sistema musculo esquelético: primera causa de baja laboral en los sectores de CCOO de Construcción y Servicios

Con motivo del 28 de abril, Día Internacional de la Salud y la Seguridad en el Trabajo, desde CCOO de Construcción y Servicios queremos que se visibilicen los trastornos musculo esqueléticos como primera causa de baja laboral y exigir un trabajo sin riesgos

uridad laboral obliga a elegir entre trabajo y salud

En 2018 se registraron más de 1,3 millones de accidentes laborales, 152 cada hora. 652 personas murieron en accidentes de trabajo

CCOO y UGT reclaman la derogación de las reformas laborales, una prevención real en las empresas y el refuerzo de la ITSS y el INSST

Un 28 de Abril atípico

Nos acercamos al 28 de abril de 2019, que, por si alguien no lo recuerda en este contexto de campaña y de mensajes electorales, también es el Día Internacional de la Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo, fecha que habitualmente sirve para recordarnos que el mundo del trabajo produce víctimas, para homenajear y recordar a las propias víctimas y para hacer ance de las políticas preventivas con la esperanza, siempre, de corregir errores y reivindicar cambios que construyan un mundo del trabajo más seguro.

Reconocimiento de las enfermedades profesionales en los sectores feminizados como camareras de pisos y limpieza

Actes commemoratius del Dia Internacional de la Salut i la Seguretat en el Treball

Ver vídeo: https://youtu.be/nohUco2L_9I

28 DE ABRIL 2019 INFORME [pdf]

 

Italy: 28 Aprile – Domani di sarà [FILCA CISL]



Le proposte dei sindacati ed il video del flashmob del 30 aprile in Piazza Montecitorio in occasione del Safe Day, la giornata mondiale della salute e sicurezza sul lavoro                                  

Anche quest’anno FenealUil, Filca-Cisl, Fillea-Cgil organizzano una iniziativa in occasione del SafeDay, la giornata mondiale della salute e sicurezza sui luoghi di lavoro. Il 30 aprile, dalle ore 10:00, saranno in piazza Montecitorio per ricordare tutte le vittime sul lavoro ed illustrare un pacchetto di proposte concrete per contrastare questo dramma nazionale, inviate nei giorni scorsi anche alle massime autorità dello Stato ed ai rappresentanti del Governo. Nel corso dell’iniziativa davanti alla Camera dei Deputati, con la collaborazione di alcuni artisti di strada sarà allestita una installazione dal grande impatto emotivo.

“Purtroppo il nostro settore – ricordano i sindacati – resta uno dei più colpiti dagli infortuni sul lavoro e dal fenomeno delle malattie professionali. La nostra attenzione ed il nostro impegno è continuo, ma la giornata della sicurezza resta un appuntamento importantissimo per coinvolgere tutti, occorre agire – dicono – per contrastare ed eliminare le cause, aumentando i controlli e le ispezioni, contrastando il lavoro nero ed il dumping contrattuale, investendo in prevenzione e formazione. Le proposte non mancano e saremo in piazza anche per rilanciarle e per ricordare che, dopo la Francia, nell’Unione Europea, l’Italia è il paese in cui di lavoro si muore di più, secondo i dati Eurostat confermati dall’Inail nel 2018.

IL VIDEO DEL FLASHMOB 

L’iniziativa sulla stampa on line:

Replica Ansa su

http://www.filleacgil.net/tutto/137-comunicazione/16289-safeday-2019.html

Finland: Rakennusliitto construction union holds 28 April events across Finland

BWI affiliate Rakennusliitto has reported on its 28 April activities in Finland. There was a moment of silence across multiple work sites on Monday 29 April. Each workplace held its own activity with employers joining the event.

Below are pictures from an event held at a Helsinki construction site.

Gibraltar: Unite the Union Gibraltar marks 28 April with a lobby of parliament

Unite the union Gibraltar has posted photographs from the International Workers Memorial Day Ceremony at the Gibraltar lobby of parliament. The theme for this year was “Dangerous Substance get them out of the Workplace.” Facebook

Scotland: International Workers’ Memorial Day 2019 – remember the dead, fight for the living

Staff at UNISON Scotland gathered on Monday 29 April to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day 2019.

Each year on International Workers’ Memorial Day (April 28) we remember the dead and fight for the living. This year’s theme is ‘dangerous substances – get them out of the workplace’.

Around the world one worker dies every 15 seconds. Up to 50,000 people die each year in the UK. Although few UNISON members die in workplace incidents many suffer injuries and work related ill health, from stress or back pain to RSI, bullying, harassment, and workplace violence. These affect them and their families.

Health and safety in our workplaces protects those at work. It also protects those in the wider community. Whether it is a hospital, school or care home, our elderly and vulnerable relatives, our children and our communities are also protected by measures intended to keep everyone safe from harm.

UNISON knows that the key to providing a good and safe service is well-trained employees who have the time and protective equipment to do their job properly.

Today we remember all those killed through work and at the same time continue to work to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated. We will do that by building trade union organisation, and campaigning for stricter enforcement with higher penalties for breaches of health and safety laws. It is a day to remember those who have died or been injured at work.

Unison Scotland

USA: USW on The Leslie Marshall Show – Safety is every worker’s right

Ashlee Fitch from the USW’s Health, Safety and Environment department joined The Leslie Marshall Show to talk about Workers’ Memorial Day, as well as the rolling back of many critical Obama-era worker protections and the risk that places on America’s work force.

“A lot of workers’ rights have been coming under the microscope and coming under attack, and health and safety is no different,” Fitch said regarding the Trump administration’s slashing of OSHA staff and regulations.

“We fought for almost 40 years to even get a beryllium standard pushed through,” she said, “and once we did, the [Trump] administration quickly rolled back those protections for workers who are in the construction industry and in the maritime industry.”

Each year, 11,500 shipyard and construction workers, including Steelworkers at Newport News, Va., are exposed to beryllium, a toxic element laced through the coal waste often used in abrasive blasting grits. Beryllium inhalation has long been known to cause lung cancer and berylliosis, a debilitating and often fatal respiratory illness.

Workplace violence is also a major health and safety issue for all working people, but particularly health care workers, and the union is currently working in Washington to urge Congress to pass the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. The vital bill would issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan.

“When you look at the rates of violence against health care workers, the rates are 12 times higher than the overall work force,” Fitch said. “We saw this and recognized that we have a lot of things going on in our workplaces that don’t align with the Occupational Safety and Health Act.”

One of the hopes for the bill is that it will strengthen workers’ ability to report acts of violence they experience on the job, especially immigrant workers, who often fear punishment via harassment and even deportation.

Listen to the full Leslie Marshall interview on Soundcloud

https://m.usw.org/news/media-center/articles/2019/usw-on-the-leslie-marshall-show-safety-is-every-workers-right