Category Archives: 2018

UK: New 28 April guide “Safety reps: Getting more than the minimum – A TUC guide to Roving Safety Reps and Union Improvement Notices”

In the run up to Workers Memorial Day the TUC has been concentrating on supporting events around the theme “organised workplaces are safer workplaces”.

The page listing all local events is on the front page of the TUC site and we have been promoting all the materials produced as part of the safetyreps@40 campaign.

We are also focusing on looking forward to the future and have today published a guide to going further than the legal minimum, focusing on Roving Safety Reps and Union Improvement Notices.

TUC states a press release and social media will be issued next week.

Safety reps: Getting more than the minimum – A TUC guide to Roving Safety Reps and Union Improvement Notices

Senegal: « Les Syndicats rendent le Travail plus sûrs » – Trade unions make work safer

Ousmane Diop has provided information  on a 28 April event in Senegal  focused on the IWMD theme « Les Syndicats rendent le Travail plus sûrs » – Trade unions make work safer:

Bonjour camarade et merci de trouver ci attaché le programme de l’Intersyndicale en Sécurité/Santé et Environnement du Sénégal à l’occasion de la journée du 28 avril 2018. Salutations militantes

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The promotion of occupational safety and Health STRUCTURES within the company: legal requirements and governance of occupational risks; and
  • Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work

The meeting will be addressed by representatives of unions, ILO, employers, and the Minister of Labour.

PROGRAMME JIC 2018

Le 28 Avril 2018, au CESAG

Slogan : « Les Syndicats rendent le Travail plus sûrs »

THÈMES RETENUS

  • JAP « LA PROMOTION DES STRUCTURES DE LA SÉCURITÉ ET SANTÉ AU TRAVAIL AU SEIN DE L’ENTREPRISE : EXIGENCES LÉGALES ET GOUVERNANCE DES RISQUES PROFESSIONNELS »
  • JMSST« LA VIOLENCE ET LE HARCÈLEMENT CONTRE LES FEMMES ET LES HOMMES DANS LE MONDE DU TRAVAIL »

08h30 – 09h00      Mise en place des invités

09h00 – 09h10      Mots de bienvenue du Coordinateur de l’ISSET

09H10 – 09h20      Allocution Coordinateur CCSS/Président CSI/Afrique

09h20 – 09h30      Allocution Représentant Organisations Patronales

09h30 – 0940        Allocution Directeur Général de la Caisse de Sécurité Sociale

09h40 – 09h50      Allocution Directeur du Bureau sous régional pour le Sahel de l’OIT   

                                à Dakar

09h50 – 10h00     Allocution Ministre du Travail, du Dialogue Social des Organisations Professionnelles et des Relations avec les Institutions

10h00 – 10h30     Pause-Café et Point de Presse

  • DÉCLARATION ISSET À L’OCCASION DE LA JIC 2018

10h 30 – 11h00

Communication N°1 : LA PROMOTION DES STRUCTURES DE LA SÉCURITÉ ET SANTÉ   AU TRAVAIL AU SEIN DE L’ENTREPRISE : EXIGENCES LÉGALES ET GOUVERNANCE DES RISQUES PROFESSIONNELS : ETAT DES LIEUX ET PERSPECTIVES

11h00 – 11h 30 Échanges et Recommandations

11h 30 – 12h00

Communication N°2 : LA VIOLENCE ET LE HARCÈLEMENT CONTRE LES FEMMES ET LES HOMMES DANS LE MONDE DU TRAVAIL : ANALYSE DE LA SITUATION AU PLAN NATIONAL ET PERSPECTIVES

  • Débats

12h00 – 12h 30 Échanges et Recommandations

12h30 – 13h 00

  • Synthèse et Adoption des stratégies et Plans d’Actions

13h00   Clôture et Déjeuner

Spain: Trabajo seguro: es tu salud, es tu derecho – UGT [VIDEO]

Unión General de Trabajadores – UGT

The Netherlands: Herdenk jij mee op Workers’ Memorial Day? – FNV

On April 28, FNV will organise occupational accidents memorial meetings in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Enschede. They will commemorate the victims of work and stress the role of strong union campaigns for a safe and healthy workplace.

Herdenk jij mee op Workers’ Memorial Day?

  • 19-04-2018

Ieder jaar sterven er in Nederland ruim 4.100 werknemers als gevolg van een beroepsziekte of arbeidsongeval. Wereldwijd gaat het jaarlijks zelfs om 2,3 miljoen mensen. Op 28 april, Workers’ Memorial Day, herdenkt FNV op meerdere locaties in het land de werknemers die wereldwijd zijn omgekomen als gevolg van hun werk. Kom jij ook herdenken?

Met deze jaarlijkse herdenkingen wil de FNV, samen met vakbonden over de hele wereld, deze grote groep slachtoffers onder de aandacht brengen en wijzen op de noodzaak van veilige en gezonde werkomstandigheden.

Kom ook naar de herdenking

Op 28 april organiseren FNV en de Stichting Arbeidsongevallen herdenkingsbijeenkomsten in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam en Enschede. Wij roepen iedereen op om ook naar deze herdenkingen te komen, om samen de slachtoffers van werk te herdenken en als sterke vakbond te laten zien dat wij samen strijden voor een veilige en gezonde werkplek.

Een sterke vakbond

Het belang van een sterke vakbond op de werkvloer om veilig en gezond te kunnen werken is het thema van Workers’ Memorial Day 2018. Goed georganiseerde werknemers en sterke kaderleden zorgen ervoor dat onveilig en ongezonde situaties binnen hun eigen bedrijf samen aangepakt worden, zodat collega’s hun werk kunnen doen zonder gevaar voor hun leven. Blootstelling aan gevaarlijke stoffen is al jaren de grootste oorzaak van overlijden door werk. Nog steeds worden in veel bedrijven groepen werknemers blootgesteld aan kankerverwekkende stoffen, van uitlaatgassen uit dieselmotoren tot aan de asbest bij Eurogrit. Samen strijden wij er als sterke vakbond voor dat werknemers hun werk veilig en gezond kunnen doen.

Locaties, aanvang en programma herdenkingen 

De herdenkingen vinden op 28 april op de volgende locaties plaats:

  • Het Centraal Vakbondshuis in Utrecht
    Deze herdenking vindt om 12:00 uur plaats en zal ongeveer 15 minuten duren, met een kranslegging, toespraken van het dagelijks bestuur van de FNV en van de Stichting Arbeidsongevallen, en een moment stilte. Het Facet is voor de herdenking geopend en aanwezigen krijgen een lunch aangeboden.
  • Edo Fimmen-monument in Rotterdam
    Om 17:30 uur bij het Edo Fimmen-monument in Rotterdam.
  • Regiokantoor FNV in Amsterdam
    Om 12:00 uur bij het regiokantoor van FNV in Amsterdam.
  • Lokaal Vakbondshuis Hengelo
    Van 11.45 tot 12.45 uur bij het lokale vakbondshuis in Hengelo.

https://www.fnv.nl/over-fnv/internationaal/fnv-internationaal/nieuws/nieuwsarchief/2018/april/herdenk-jij-mee-op-workers-memorial-day/

España: Campaña USO 28 Abril: Con la prevención no se juega

Estimado,

Un año más desde USO conmemoramos el Día Internacional de la Seguridad y la Salud en el Trabajo, denunciando el aumento de la siniestralidad laboral y el ocultamiento de las enfermedades profesionales en nuestro país. Sin que este hecho tan grave provoque un debate social al respecto, sin que el hecho de que perdamos la vida y la salud en el trabajo no esté en la agenda política, ni dentro de las prioridades de las distintas administraciones públicas. En 2017, que lamentar y denunciar, que fueron 618 los trabajadores y trabajadoras que perdieron la vida en su jornada laboral o en el trayecto de ida o vuelta del trabajo

Por ello, desde USO este año lanzamos nuestra campaña que lleva como lema “Con la Prevención no se juega”. Que consta de cartel, manifiesto y dos dípticos en formato de preguntas frecuentes muy vinculados a la acción sindical en salud laboral en los centros de trabajo sobre las funciones de delegados de prevención y el papel de la Inspección de Trabajo.

Puedes descargar aquí los archivos:

  1. cartel 28 abril 2018 def
  2. def diptico preguntas frecuentes 2018 inspeccion
  3. def manifiesto 28 abril 2018 def a3 def ult
  4. def PF Delegados Prevención 2018

Espero que sea de tu interés y recibe un cordial saludo.

 

USA: Workers’ Memorial Day Toolkit is Available

Forwarded, from Peg Seminario, AFL-CIO, USA

Friends,

Workers Memorial Day, April 28, is just around the corner.  Events will be held in communities and workplaces across the country.  In addition, trade unionists around the globe are also observing Workers Memorial Day.

The theme of this year’s Workers Memorial Day is “Safe Jobs. Every Worker’s Right.” We are highlighting the progress made, the need to protect hard-won protections from threats and rollbacks and work still to be done.

To assist you with your planned events or activities, we have prepared a Workers Memorial Day Toolkit. It includes talking points, sample materials for media outreach, worker safety and health facts, state-by-state safety and health data and other information. It can be downloaded at:

https://aflcio.org/sites/default/files/2018-04/WMD%20Toolkit_2018_nobug.pdf.

Please take a minute to share your plans for Workers Memorial Day events, by going to the AFL-CIO website and posting your event.
https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/workers-memorial-day-2018?source=website.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 202-637-5366 if you have questions or need further information.

Thank you!

​Peg Seminario​
Safety and Health Director
AFL-CIO
pseminario@aflcio.org
+1 202-637-5366

Canadian Labour Congress: Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2018

CLC has published a comprehensive list of 28 April events in Canada by region You can view the list here

Asia/Bangladesh: Workers Memorial Day, 28 April and Rana Plaza Commemoration day 24 April

From the Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental Victims (ANROEV), giving details of events to commemorate the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, and to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April:

Dear Friends,

ANROEV is a unique solidarity group, which works towards making Asian workplaces safe. It also provides members a platform to demand OSH rights of workers and victims in Asia and Strengthen the OSH movement in Asia. As part of the movement, ANROEV Secretariat intends to organize different events to observe the Rana Plaza Commemoration Day on 24 April and Workers Memorial Day on 28 April.

Since its beginning of ANROEV platform, members are playing a pivotal role to run platform activities in an effective way. ANROEV acknowledges supports required from members to run platform successfully. ANROEV’s initiatives would not have been possible without members’ supports.

ANROEV Secretariat collaboration with the Rana Plaza Victims Rights Network, AMRC and OSHE Foundation have intended to organize different events to mark those days.

 24 April Rana Plaza Commemoration Day:

Activity list:

  1. Pay respect at Memorial Site in Savar on 24 April 2018 (9am)
  2. Organise a Human Chain of Victims at Memorial Site with demands  (10am)
  3. Banner Campaign  at Savar area  by Victim Network (23-24 April 2018)
  4.       Discussion meeting with Victims , 24 April 2018.
  5. Local Media based advocacy to highlight victims status and issues (20-24 April 2018)

28 April Workers Memorial Day:

Activity list:

  1. ANROEV Statement
  2. Special News Feature on 28 April, Workers Memorial Day based on our Network members activities.
  3. Sharing regular update information with network members.

ANROEV Secretariat believes that this is a valuable endeavor that will have significant impact to ensure workers’ rights.

ANROEV Secretariat is thankful for your continued support and look forward to get information.

With best regards –

Coordinator | ANROEV 

ANROEV  Secretariat
C/O- OSHE foundation
House #19, Lane #1, Block # A, Section # 6 Mirpur,
Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh
Tel: +88-02-9032947-8 | www.anroev.org

 

UK: National union centre TUC lists activities and resources for 28 April

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers.
Workers memorial day logo

 

Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.

The day is also intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, but fight for the living”.

The TUC coordinates activities across the country, publishing a comprehensive listing of events nationally and suggestions. A listing of the global activities is available from the Hazards website.

In 2018 the theme of Workers’ Memorial Day is Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces. Visit Workers’ Memorial Day 2018

In 2018 the theme of Workers’ Memorial Day is Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces

Find an event near you

If you are organising an event for Workers Memorial Day and would like it displayed on these pages, then please email through the details to healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk.

Find an event near you 

Resources

For resources on Workers Memorial Day including ribbons and car stickers please contact the Greater Manchester Hazards centre at: mai

Sri Lanka: On 28 April NTUF will hold a meeting and safety awareness campaign

Sri Lankan BWI affiliate the National Trade Union Federation  NTUF is conducting a mass meeting and an awareness campaign on OHS in Colombo that will include the participation of workers from the Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement project.