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Global: ITUC call to action for International Workers’ Memorial Day, 28 April 2019

April Call to Action

On April 28th, Workers’ Memorial Day, ITUC will organise under the theme, Taking control – removing dangerous workplace substances from the workplace. This year ITUC will focus on Zero Cancer, with a new poster showing risk factors for cancers at work.

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Global: Infografía – tipos de cáncer y causas relacionadas con el trabajo

El 28 de abril, Día de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores y Trabajadoras, nos organizaremos bajo el lema ““Tomar el control – eliminar sustancias peligrosas del lugar de trabajo”.

Este año nos centraremos en la campaña Cero Cáncer, publicando un nuevo póster que muestra los factores de riesgo de cáncer en el trabajo.

Infografía – Tipos de cáncer y causas relacionadas con el trabajo

Global: Infographic – cancers and their work causes

On April 28th, International Workers’ Memorial Day, we will organise under the theme, Taking control – removing dangerous workplace substances from the workplace.

This year we will focus on Zero Cancer, with a new poster showing risk factors for cancers at work.

Infographic – Cancers and their work causes

 

Global: Infographie – Les cancers et leurs causes professionnelles

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale de commémoration des travailleuses et des travailleurs le 28 avril, nous nous organiserons sur le thème « Prendre le contrôle – éliminer les substances dangereuses du lieu de travail ».

Cette année, nous mettrons l’accent sur la campagne zéro cancer. Trouvez ci-dessous une nouvelle affiche présentant les facteurs de risque des cancers au travail.

Infographie – Les cancers et leurs causes professionnelles

Global: Reacción química – cartel

El 28 de abril, Día de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores y Trabajadoras, nos organizaremos bajo el lema ““Tomar el control – eliminar sustancias peligrosas del lugar de trabajo”.

Este año nos centraremos en la campaña Cero Cáncer, publicando un nuevo póster que muestra los factores de riesgo de cáncer en el trabajo.

La exposición a substancias peligrosas en el trabajo se sitúa en niveles históricamente altos, estando vinculada a un millón de muertes evitables cada año a nivel mundial.

Los sindicatos dicen a los empleadores negligentes que ya basta. Si nos exponen, también los expondremos.

Cartel – Reacción química PDF

Global: Chemical reaction – poster

On April 28th, International Workers’ Memorial Day, we will organise under the theme, Taking control – removing dangerous workplace substances from the workplace.

This year we will focus on Zero Cancer, with a new poster showing risk factors for cancers at work.

Deaths caused by hazardous substances at work are at an all-time high, linked to 1 million preventable deaths worldwide each year. Unions are telling negligent employers, no more. If you expose us, we will expose you.

Poster – Chemical Reaction PDF

Global: Réaction chimique – affiche

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale de commémoration des travailleuses et des travailleurs le 28 avril, nous nous organiserons sur le thème « Prendre le contrôle – éliminer les substances dangereuses du lieu de travail ».

Cette année, nous mettrons l’accent sur la campagne zéro cancer. Trouvez ci-dessous une nouvelle affiche présentant les facteurs de risque des cancers au travail.

La mortalité due aux substances dangereuses sur le lieu de travail n’a jamais été aussi élevée. Pourtant, un million de décès pourraient être évités chaque année.

Les syndicats avertissent les employeurs négligents. Assez ! Si vous nous exposez au danger, nous le ferons savoir.

Affiche – Réaction chimique

 

28 April ‘dangerous substances’ campaign theme confirmed

Global union confederation ITUC has confirmed the theme for International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April 2019.

‘Taking control – removing dangerous substances from the workplace’ will be this year’s focus for what has become the world’s largest annual health and safety event. The union-led campaign will emphasise a ‘Zero Cancer’ approach, urging reps to seek to eliminate or minimise exposure to carcinogens in the workplace.

ITUC says it will be developing resources ahead of the event to support union preparation of campaign materials. It adds that new resources and events will be featured on the regularly updated dedicated www.28april.org webpages. It is urging organisations to use the hashtag #iwmd19. ITUC is also highlighting key existing resources:

The high profile event, which in 2018 saw tens of thousands of activities in over 70 countries, has ‘trended’ on twitter in recent years.

Global: 28 April theme this year is ‘dangerous substances’

The global union confederation ITUC has confirmed the 2019 theme for International Workers’ Memorial Day, held on 28 April each year, will be: “Dangerous substances – get them out of the workplace”.

The focus will be mainly on carcinogens but unions can adapt the theme to whatever is most relevant in a particular workplace or area, as many substances can also cause illnesses such as asthma or dermatitis.

When it comes to cancer risks caused by substances at work, asbestos and diesel exhaust are high profile issues for many workers at the moment – and the TUC has prepared detailed guides to help reps negotiate improvements. The TUC has created a dedicated 2019 Workers’ Memorial Day webpage, which will list all events being held on the day.

TUC 2019 Workers’ Memorial Day events page and asbestos, diesel exhaust, and workplace cancers guides. ITUC/Hazards 28 April 2019 events and resources webpage and cancerhazards blog.

Send details of your 28 April 2019 events to the TUC health and safety department, email: healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk

28 April 2019: Taking control – getting dangerous substances out of the workplace

28 April 2019 International Workers’ Memorial Day theme

Taking control – removing dangerous substances from the workplace

The ITUC is proposing the following theme for 28 April 2019: “Taking control – removing dangerous substances from the workplace.” There will be a particular focus on Zero Cancer – how to eliminate or minimise exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. Affiliates are of course free to adapt or change the theme to suit local priorities.

The ITUC will be developing resources in the coming weeks to support preparation of campaign materials. To assist with this we are seeking evidence of union action leading to workplace, legislative or sectoral improvements, and the human and economic payoff from this protective action. Please send details to ITUC health and safety adviser, Rory O’Neill at editor@hazards.org

Updates to the dedicated  www.28april.org  webpages will start as materials, activities and events are confirmed.

In the meantime, these existing ITUC/international trade union resources may be of use:

Yours sincerely

Sharan Burrow

General secretary, ITUC