Category Archives: 2019 Global

Global: Worldwide support for International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April 2019!

With four days to go to International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April 2019, unions and safety campaigns in over 50 countries have already had their activities and resources added to the ITUC 28 April website and featured on the global events map.

If events are taking place in your country, make sure we know about them! We particularly want to hear from national union centres and national unions and campaigns.

 

28 April resources

Other tools

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ITUC 28 April website, facebook page and twitter hashtag #iwmd19.

 

Global: ILO activities on 28 April

The International Labour Organisation marks International Workers’ Memorial day on 28 April with its World Day for Health at Work.
New safety and health issues emerge as work changes – report.

Journée mondiale de la sécurité et de la santé au travail: Sécurité, santé et avenir du travail – OIT, 28 avril 2019.
De nouveaux problèmes de sécurité et de santé émergent avec les changements au travail – rapport.

Día Mundial de la Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo: Seguridad y Salud y el Futuro del Trabajo – OIT, 28 de abril de 2019.
Surgen nuevos problemas de seguridad y salud a medida que el trabajo cambia – informe.

Global/Sweden: 28 April poster – FACKFÖRENINGAR GER SÄKRARE JOBB

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including Swedish. [pdf]

Global: 28 Avril affiche – Les syndicats pour un travail sûr [FRANÇAIS]

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including French. [pdf]

GLOBAL: 28 abril poster – OS sindicatos garantem um trabalho seguro! [PORTUGUÊS]

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including Portuguese. [pdf]

 

Global: 28 Abril póster – ¡LOS SINDICATOS GARANTIZAN UN TRABAJO SEGURO! [ ESPAÑOL]

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including Spanish. [pdf]

Global: BWI 28 April poster – Unions make work safer! [ENGLISH]

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including English. [pdf]

Global: BWI 28 April poster – Unions make work safer! [ARABIC]

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including Arabic. [pdf]

Global/Russia: BWI poster – Unions make work safer!

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including Russian. [pdf]

 

Global: Global construction union BWI publishes briefing, advice and multilingual posters

Sunday 28th April is International Workers Memorial Day 2019, and Trade Unions all over the world are organising rallies and protest marches to reject dangerous working conditions in the building and timber trades.

Activities will take place from the Tuesday 23rd of April to Sunday 28th.

We know more than ever about hazards at work and all the measures and laws to prevent occupational deaths, injuries and ill health; yet, more than one hundred thousand building workers still die each year in entirely preventable “accidents” on site. Meanwhile, two million tons of chrysotile asbestos is being put into the built environment every year – guaranteeing a deadly legacy for building workers and the public. Workers in our sectors suffer daily exposure to hazardous and cancer-causing chemical products, like pesticides and organic solvents. But they are also exposed to hazardous dust, like asbestos, or silica, and dangerous processes exposing them to diesel or welding fumes.

Forestry is still notoriously dangerous, despite some improvements in standards on paper, the positive impact is undermined by the reliance of the industry on informal and subcontracting work to boost their profits.

The cement industry remains highly hazardous and accounts for hundreds of deaths in worksite accidents, and thousands of occupational diseases each year. The heavy use of outsourcing is largely responsible for the lack of coherent management of hazards at work, with almost all fatal accidents occurring among contracted and third-party workers. Precarious work in the sector is costing peoples’ lives.

The impact of bad working conditions takes its toll on the health of workers in all sectors BWI represent, from cement and brickmaking to wood processing and site labouring. The Trade Unions including BWI affiliates are ready, willing and able to help – but informal employment, subcontracting, union busting, and exploitative labour practices are undermining our efforts. That is why BWI affiliates are taking to the streets in protest for the week leading up to the 28th of April, International Workers Memorial Day.”

 IWMD 2019 Posters are available English, Spanish, Portuguese RussianFrench Swedish and Arabic.

Take action for International Workers Memorial Day!

What you can do:

  • Hold tool-box safety and health trainings at the work site.
  • Conduct safety and health work-site visits and inspections.
  • Coordinate mass rallies and demonstrations in front of companies to protest their unsafe working conditions and poor safety records.
  • Hold vigils and commemorations for those who lost their lives or were injured.
  • Lobby for a ban on asbestos.
  • all for the removal of dangerous substances from the workplace to eliminate exposure to carcinogens in the work place
  • Spread your activities via social media using the #IWMD2019 @BWIGlobal