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Bangladesh: Workers’ Dhaka rally will mark 28 April

Building and Wood Worker’s International (BWI) affiliate Bangladesh Building and Wood Workers Federation (BBWWF) is conducting a 28 April  workers’ rally to raise occupational health and safety awareness in Dhaka. The rally will include workers from Dhaka Metro Project.

Nepal: 28 April to be marked by an awareness campaign and safety equipment distribution

Nepal Affiliate Council (NAC) is holding a work safety training session, a safety awareness campaign and will be distributing safety equipment to  construction workers in Kathmandu.


Pakistan: 28 April trade union activities in Pakistan

Two Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) affiliated unions in Pakistan  have reported their plans to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Associated Consulting Engineers Employees Union (ACEEU) OHS Awareness workshop for district union leadership in Lahore targeting mega construction projects where ACEEU is involved.

Pakistan Federation of Building and Wood Workers (PFBWW) OHS campaign targeting IFI project (nature of event and site to be decided by PFBWW in their upcoming meeting on 16 April).

India: Multiple activities across India to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) affiliated unions have reported multiple activities across India to mark 28 April.

CFBWU Rolling rights awareness campaign on occupational health and safety (covering all labour contact points) followed by a press Conference in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Bharatiya Mazdoor Singh (BMS), Gujarat has reported there will be a multi-stakeholder dialogue on health and safety Issues including discussions on  the implementation of OHS provisions under the State Construction Workers Welfare Boards with key representatives from Metro Rail Contractors, Contractors/Builders’ Association, Safety Officers under the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board in Ahmedabad on 27th April (as 28th April is Saturday and a holiday for Government officials hence the union has advanced the activity on 27th).

Indian National Cement Workers’ Federation (INCWF) Health and Safety Workshops at two LafargeHolcim Cement plants (specifically where fatal accidents took place) and the union shall also utilise this opportunity to assess the status of OHS safeguards in the plants followed by meeting(s) with the management.

Nikhila Orissa Bidyut Sramik Mahasanga (NOBSM) OHS Awareness seminar for contract workers (Electricity sector) and distribution of PPE in Bhowanipatna, Kalahandi District.

ONMS, a BWI affiliate from Orissa, has reported it will hold a tripartite meeting with government and business representatives to discuss prevention of accidents.

TKTMS Mass workers mobilisation-cum-rally in Krishnagiri District

Senegal: SNTC/BTP focusing on SME safety for 28 April

BWI affiliate SNTC/BTP (Le Syndicat National des Travailleurs de la Construction) is planning a workplace campaign aimed at promoting occupational health and safety  in small and medium enterprises.

Nigeria: CCESSA is organising public meetings and safety campaigns for 28 April

To mark International Workers’ Memorial Day in Lagos, Nigeria, CCESSA is planning a public work safety conference and a workplace campaign to raise awareness of  safety issues and risk prevention.


Nigeria: Campaigning for safer conditions in Chinese Multinational Companies

BWI affiliate the National Union of Civil engineering, Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW) is supporting a national workplace safety rally and also campaigning for  safer conditions from Chinese Multinational Companies in Nigeria.

The activities will take place in Abuja and Lagos,

Burkina Faso: Focus on casual workers for IWMD18

On 28 April the safety campaigning focus for Burkina Faso unions FTBBF, FNTCS and SNTBB  will be to raise awareness of the work risks for casual workers.


Ghana: Workplace greening campaign for International Workers’ Memorial Day

Timber and Woodworkers’ Union (TWU) of Ghana will conduct a  workplace greening OHS Campaign for 28 April in the Kumasi Ashanti Region.  TWU will “Make at least 2,000 posters fliers, letters, etc. to work places to sensitize Employers/ Employees about O.H.S welfare and many more…  educate everyone who chance to come across any of the matters.”

Ghana: Union safety training on International Workers’ Memorial Day

Construction and Building Material Workers’ Union (CBMWU) of Ghana, Public Utility Workers’ Union (PUWU) and the Public Services Workers’ Union (PSWU) will be undertaking training sessions in occupational safety and heath to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.