BWI affiliate GTUBWW made the point that ‘Unions make work safer’ on 28 April 2017
IndustriALL Global Union has written a letter of solidarity to the President of Iran urging the government to improve safety in Iranian mines after at least 35 miners were killed and scores injured in a coal mine explosion on 3 May. more
Global union BWI has supplied photographs of 28 April activities in several African states.
Here are the first photos of Workers Memorial Day events:
York Trades Council gathering at the National Centre for Early Music to hear Ken Loach speak and show his film Riff Raff
Trade Unionists in Leeds gather for the unveiling and dedication of the new Workers Memorial Stone outside the library.
The new stone with wreaths
There is still time to visit the exhibition of relevant material compiled from the Leeds Library and Information Service Local and Family History collection on the first floor of Leeds Central Library. This will run until Friday 5th May so do have a look if you are in Leeds this week as it is very interesting and informative.
EN LA MEMORIA DE LAS COMPAÑERAS Y LOS COMPAÑEROS CONSTRUCTORES FALLECIDOS O LESIONADOS EN OCASIÓN DEL TRABAJO
"Las Mujeres trabajadoras se enfrentan a la precariedad laboral y a la desigualdad de género" ¿Nos parece JUSTO? LA DESIGUALDAD EN EL TRABAJO NOS ENFERMA A TODAS Y TODOS DERECHOS CAPACITACION ACOSO DISCRIMINACION PRECARIEDAD DOBLE TRABAJO DIFERENTE RETRIBUCION SOCIEDAD VIOLENCA DE GENERO INTEGRACION JUSTICIA LOS SINDICATOS HACEN EL TRABAJO MÁS SEGURO UOCRA: más
EPSU’s Firefighters Network met in Brussels today on this International Workers’ Memorial Day. This is the day when we remember the 168,000 people who die each year from work-related accidents and diseases. And recognise that over 3 million people report accidents at work each year.
Many firefighters are developing cancers and unfortunately losing their lives due to their constant exposure to hazardous materials, as they go about their day-to-day work. more
It’s the biggest health and safety event in the world, and it is brought to you by unions and campaigners. What are you doing? #iwmd17
To avoid a national holiday NGO Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD), together with the workers of Kentex Manufacturing Corporation, have held International Workers’ Memorial Day early (pictures below).
Also see IOHSAD news release
Workers’ Memorial Day Duterte Challenge ( 2017)
For everyone with an interest in the safety, health and welfare of people at work, April 28th is an important date. It’s the date every year when trade union and employer groups worldwide, as well as individual organisations, remember those who have been killed or injured in work-related accidents.
In Ireland the figures are staggering. In the 3 year period between 2014 and 2016, 156 people were killed in work-related accidents and thousands more badly injured. Last year alone 45 people were killed. These are shocking statistics by any standards.
Colleagues from Congress, Ibec, the Health and Safety Authority and Construction Industry Federation will join together to mark the occasion with a national commemoration event in Dublin. We are asking you, as a key stakeholder, to join the efforts nationally. To the mark the day there are a range of initiatives that your organisation should consider including:
- Get involved by using the national Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland logo on your website, social media presence, presentations, email signatures, displays and in offices and workplaces. (download here)
- In-house training sessions or a toolbox talk
- Website/Social Media/Newsletter content
- Guest speaker presentation to your staff
- Press release to your local/national media marking your event / the day
Worker safety and health is everyone’s business and can only be tackled through a collaborative approach. April 28th presents an important opportunity to remember and to consolidate everyone’s focus around a single day. It will be an annually recurring national event. Please mark the date in your calendar and make the commitment to contribute to this most important challenge.
For further information contact Gavin Lonergan, Head of Communications at the HSA at email@example.com or (01) 799 7838.