Le thème de l’année: #iwmd16

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que le thème pour le 28 avril 2016, journée internationale de commémoration des travailleurs et travailleuses qui ont perdu leur vie ou leur santé au travail sera :

Au travail, la santé et la sécurité dépendent des lois fermes, de leur application stricte et des syndicats forts La raison pour laquelle ces concepts sont mis en évidence est claire pour ceux qui travaillent sur la santé et la sécurité au travail:

Des lois fermes parce partout dans le monde les travailleurs et travailleuses souffrent d’une protection légale insuffisante face à des risques potentiellement mortels pour leur santé et leur sécurité au travail, et là où la protection existe, elle est sous la menace de gouvernements qui cherchent à l’affaiblir. Il y a aussi des tendances qui se développent à vouloir «privatiser» la réglementation grâce à l’utilisation de normes de santé et de sécurité établies par des organismes privés tels que l’ISO.

Une application stricte parce que nous savons que, même si nous avons des lois de santé et de sécurité en place, ceux-ci sont de faible utilité si elles ne sont pas appliquées. Des nombreux pays soutiennent du bout des lèvres la législation, mais permettent aux employeurs d’ignorer leurs obligations et de mettre la santé et la sécurité de leurs employés en péril. La degradation des services d’inspection du travail fait partie de ces tendances inquiétantes.

Des syndicats forts parce qu’ils sont la meilleure protection pour les travailleurs. Les lieux de travail qui ont une forte représentation syndicale ont des taux beaucoup plus faibles de décès, d’accidents et des maladies que ceux qui ne les ont pas. Pourtant, des nombreux pays développent des lois antisyndicales, essayent de remplacer les syndicats avec des « associations de personnel » à la solde des employeurs ou d’introduire d’autres formes de «participation» comme moyen de garder les syndicats à distance.

 

Que le monde le sache !

Assurez vous de nous envoyer vos plans, affiches et matériaux pour ce 28 Avril 2016. Vous pouvez aussi le poster directement sur le groupe Facebook de la journée en écrivant sur la barre de recherche Workers Memorial Day ou en cliquant sur ce lien : http://www.facebook.com/groups/170025585213/

Vous pouvez aussi nous l’envoyer par mail à Anabella.rosemberg@ituc-csi.org<mailto:Anabella.rosemberg@ituc-csi.org>

Nous allons poster ces informations sur le site conjoint CSI/Hazards  www.28april.org

Twitter : nous vous invitons à poster des photos, posters ou annonces sur vos activités en utilisant le hashtag (nous savons qu’il est un peu cryptique pour le grand public mais il nous est de grande aide pour pouvoir amener ces informations dans le twitterfeed du site web) La CSI développera des matériaux pour la journée. Si vous avez des expériences concrètes, relatives au thème choisi, n’hésitez pas à nous les envoyer dès que possible

Merci pour votre soutien et engagement,

Rory, Jawad et Anabella – l’équipe du 28 avril

El tema de este año: #iwmd16

Queridos compañeros, queridas compañeras Tenemos el placer de confirmar el tema que usaremos para la jornada del 28 de Abril, dia internacional de conmemoración de los trabajadores/as que han perdido su vida y/o salud en el trabajo:

“En el trabajo, tu salud y seguridad dependen de leyes firmes, su aplicación estricta y sindicatos fuertes”

La razón por la que decidimos destacar estos conceptos parecerá evidente a muchos de los que trabajamos en salud y seguridad en el trabajo:

Leyes firmes, porque millones de trabajadores y trabajadoras en todo el mundo carecen de una protección legal adecuada frente a riesgos potencialmente mortales para la salud o la seguridad en el trabajo, o cuando tienen protección, la misma está siendo amenazada por gobiernos decididos a debilitarla. También se están viendo tendencias a “privatizar” la regulación, por ejemplo a través del desarrollo de normas de salud y seguridad establecidas por organismos privados como la ISO.

Aplicación estricta porque sabemos que, incluso con leyes de salud y seguridad, las mismas no son de utilidad si no se hacen cumplir. Muchos países tienen hoy  legislación, pero permiten que los empleadores ignoren sus obligaciones y pongan la salud y seguridad de sus trabajadores en riesgo. La degradación de los servicios de inspección del trabajo es parte de estas tendencias preocupantes.

Sindicatos fuertes porque son la mejor protección para los trabajadores. Los lugares de trabajo que tienen una fuerte representación sindical tienen tasas de mortalidad, lesiones y enfermedades mucho más bajas que las que no lo tienen. Sin embargo, muchos países están trayendo promoviendo leyes antisindicales, están tratando de reemplazar a los sindicatos con “asociaciones de personal” definidas a dedo por los empleadores o introduciendo otras formas de “participación” como una manera de mantener alejados a los sindicatos.

Decile al mundo!

Asegurese de enviarnos información sobre sus actividades, materiales o posters para este 28 de Abril 2016. Lo invitamos a colgarla directamente en el grupo de Facebook del 28 de abril (buscando en la barra de búsqueda de Facebook “workers memorial day” o haciendo click aca: http://www.facebook.com/groups/170025585213/ )

También nos puedes enviar la información por mail a Anabella.rosemberg@ituc-csi.org<mailto:Anabella.rosemberg@ituc-csi.org>

Todos los materiales serán subidos a la página común CSI/Hazards del 28 de abril: www.28april.org

Twitter: los invitamos también a enviar fotos, posters o anuncios sobre sus actividades usando el hashtag (si, sabemos que es críptico para los hispanohablantes –también para los anglohablantes fuera de nuestro grupo) pero nos ayudaría a recolectar la información enviada en el twitterfeed de la pagina)

La CSI producirá materiales para la jornada. Si tienen casos concretos, experiencias relacionadas con el tema, no duden en enviárnoslas cuanto antes.Mil gracias una vez más por su compromiso

Rory, Jawad and Anabella  (el equipo del 28 de abril)

Italia: Salute e sicurezza CGIL- Coordinamento nazionale

Il gruppo Facebook dove ci si forma e informa, dove si discute, dove tutte e tutti quell* che si occupano di SSL hanno cittadinanza. La voce dei nostri Rls, RlsT, Rlsa, RSU, dei lavoratori e delle lavoratrici, dei professionisti/e che si occupano delle nostre materie e sono vicini al più grande sindacato italiano. Le proposte delle strutture confederali e delle categorie, le novità, l’aggiornamento della legislazione, le notizie su quello che succede e le anticipazioni le trovate qui. Seguiteci, iscrivetevi, intervenite.
Grazie.

Britain: Workers’ Memorial Day – this year, it’s the law

As preparations begin for this year’s 28 April Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) event, the TUC has announced the global campaign focus. “In 2016 the theme for the day is ‘Strong Laws – Strong enforcement – Strong Unions’ because across the world we are seeing growing attacks on health and safety protection, including in Britain where the government have removed protection from millions of self-employed workers, and across Europe where the European Commission is pursuing a dangerous deregulatory strategy,” the union body said.

TUC news alert. TUC 2016 Workers’ Memorial Day activities listing. Add your 28 April event to the TUC . For tweeters, use the #iwmd16  ITUC/Hazards global events listing.

For Workers’ Memorial Day resources including ribbons and car stickers, contact the Greater Manchester Hazards Centre by email or phone 0161 636 7557.

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Theme announcement #iwmd16: Strong laws. Strong enforcement. Strong unions.

Dear friends and colleagues

We are pleased to confirm the international theme for the upcoming 28th April, International Day of Commemoration of Dead and Injured Workers – or Workers’ Memorial Day,

“At work, your health and safety depends on  Strong laws. Strong enforcement. Strong unions.”

The reason why these concepts are highlighted is clear for most of us working on occupational health and safety:

Strong laws
because across the world workers either have inadequate legal protection from potentially deadly risks to their health at work, or existing safety protection is under threat from governments intent on deregulation. There are also moves to “privatise” regulation through the use of health and safety standards set by private bodies such as ISO.

Strong enforcement
because we know that, even if we have health and safety laws in place, these are of no use if they are not enforced. Many countries pay lip service to legislation but allow employers to ignore their obligations and put the health and safety of their workforce at risk. The degradation of labour inspectorates is part of these worrying trends.

Strong unions
because they are the best protection for workers. Workplaces that have strong union representation typically have much lower fatality, injury and ill-health rates than those that do not. Yet many countries are bringing in anti-union laws, are trying to replace unions with in-house “staff associations” hand-picked by employers or introducing other forms of “participation” as a way of keeping out unions.

 Let the world know!

Please ensure you send details of your planned activities, any resources and artwork you produce for 28 April 2015. You are invited to post them directly in the 28th April Facebook group by typing Workers’ Memorial Day or clicking here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/170025585213/

You can also send them to us by email Anabella.rosemberg@ituc-csi.org

We will post all these materials in the joint ITUC/Hazards 2016 28th April website, www.28april.org

Twitter: you are also invited to post pics, posters or announcements of your activities using the hashtag (we know, it’s cryptic for the outside public, but it’s short and helps us for the twitterfeed in the website, and its 2015 equivalent [#iwmd15] proved a success, ‘trending’ at times in more than one country)

Background ITUC materials will be produced for the day. If you have concrete cases, experiences related to the theme that you would like to see in our materials, please send them as soon as possible.

Thanks again for your work and commitment!

Rory, Jawad and Anabella – the 28th April team

Britain: Workers’ Memorial Day – this year, it’s the law

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. The 28 April annual event is marked all over the world, as workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a plethora of other activities to mark the day.

As preparations begin for this year’s event, the British union federation TUC has announced the global campaign focus. “In 2016 the theme for the day is ‘Strong Laws – Strong enforcement – Strong Unions’ because across the world we are seeing growing attacks on health and safety protection, including in Britain where the government have removed protection from millions of self-employed workers, and across Europe where the European Commission is pursuing a dangerous deregulatory strategy,” the union body said. “However strong laws are not enough if they are not going to be enforced. That is why we need proper inspections and enforcement action against those who break the laws.”

The TUC said that in UK the number of inspections has fallen dramatically in the past five years, while in many other countries enforcement is non-existent. “That is why we also need strong unions. Unionised workplaces are safer, yet the government is trying to stop unions protecting the health and safety of their members by restricting the right of health and safety representatives to take time off to keep the workplace safer, and also trying to reduce our right to strike when things go wrong.”

TUC news alert. TUC 2016 Workers’ Memorial Day activities listing. Add your 28 April event to the TUC . For tweeters, use the #iwmd16

For Workers’ Memorial Day resources including ribbons and car stickers, contact the Greater Manchester Hazards Centre by email or phone + 44 161 636 7557.

ITUC/Hazards global events listing.

Philippines: IOHSAD marks Workers’ Memorial Day

IOHSAD marks Workers’ Memorial Day, remembers workers who died due to work and pushes government to protect Filipino workers’ lives

As the world commemorates this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day, safety organization Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development, together with the illegally dismissed workers of Golden Fortune Techno Built Inc., remember the construction workers who have died due to work. more

32 reports of 28 April activities in Latin America and The Caribbean

BWI has reported an enormous number and range of 28 April activities across Latin America and the Caribbean:

  1. FENATIMAP (Peru): Work stoppage at 1 workplace. Meeting with workers to talk about OSH and to conmemorate workers killed or injured at work in the past.
  1. SITRAFAPESA (Peru): They participated in the meeting about accidents prevention called Peru’s Congress. 3 of their leaders were trained in the creation of commissions against industrial accidents.
  1. SINTRACESANLO (Peru): Meetings at workplaces  with the presence of the employees. They were talking about the importance of OSH and April 28th.
  1. SUNTIMAVEN (Venezuela): Stoppages and meetings in the companies were they have Collective Bargaining: Caracas, sawmills Chaguaramas, broom factory Palma Real CA, Sawmill Caucagua CA, Furniture Bima.
  1. FETRAMECOL (Colombia): Talk at their headquarters with the assistance of their trade unions in Bogota. They discussed techniques of first aid and assistance in case of accidents. Completed the action with 1 minute of silence in commemoration of those killed in accidents.
  1. FECOTECMAC (Colombia): They held a commemorative session for the dead and injured workers and gave a talk at its headquarters about OSH in construction.
  1. SINTRA-SKINCO COLOMBIT (Colombia): They participated of a national march in honor to April 28th.
  1. FETICOM-SP (Brazil): Participated in a state mobilization.
  1. FETICOM-SC (Brazil): Organized their annual mobilization of OSH called “Movida”.  Pamphlets about OSH and accident prevention has been delivered throughout the month of April to workers and construction companies. Distributed those pamphlets during and after the mobilization.
  1. FETRACONSPAR (Brazil): Organized their VI Seminar of Improving Health and Safety at Work.
  1. STICC-POA (Brazil): Organized their 4th Seminar Valuing Work and Life: the pillars of a just society.
  1. FETRACOMPA (Brazil): Developed actions in Batista Campos Square in Belén. Provided information with the logo of the BWI and FETRACOMPA. Used a car with sound to explain the global significance of April 28th.
  1. SINTEPAV-BA (Brazil): Participated in the march in Salvador Bahía. As part of their program of action on health and safety they: conducted advertising (“No more accidents”) that contributes to greater awareness and reducing accidents; are conducting their annual seminars (which this year 2015 will be completed with the 7th edition); look for collaboration with public bodies (MTE, MPT); directed supervision at construction Works to check working conditions and compliance with the terms OSH; are proving technical assistance in the preparation of the reports of hazards and unsanitary conditions in companies.
  1. SINTRAICCCM (Brazil): Developed activities in Cuiabá, Várzea Grande, San Antonio Leverger and Rondonópolis. Actively participated in the “Green Abril” program, which took place between April 07th and 28th by the New Trade Union Central of Workers (NCST-MT), the Federation of Industries of Mato Grosso (FETIEMT) and the Trade Union Technical Safety at Work of Mato Grosso (SINTES-MT), in collaboration with the SINTRAICCCM. Attended the allusive program to the International Workers Memorial Day of the Regional Labor Court (TRT-MT), between April 27th and 29th, with a stand of the trade union and provided orientation in relation to workers’ health.
  1. FENATCO (Haití): Will organize a press conference about this campaign and April 28th meaning. National mobilizations. Meetings with workers and companies businesmen. Creation of brochures and flyers about April 28th and 25 kilos.
  1. SEBI (Curazao): They performed their activities on May 1st (all together with the International Workers Day). Had a meeting to discuss the relevant trade union action to prevent accidents and illnesses in the workplace. They offered a Conference mass for all workers, with the presence of high officials and members will participate. Then participated of the national march with banners in the streets of the city; visited two busts and make 2 minutes of silence to commemorate those workers who have died during their labors.
  1. BIU (Bermuda): Held a Health and Safety Conference. And Mr Nisbit gave a radio interview about the deceased workers and the importance of April 28th for the trade union movement  at Hott 107.5 FM.
  1. UNATROPYT (Costa Rica): Will place a commemorative plaque at one of their certifiqued construction works.  That plaque will honor all workers who died because of accidents at work, worldwide. Will organize a stoppage (of 1 hour), with the presence of one Labor Inspector that will certify that every OSH regulations are correct. During the stoppage they will have meetings with workers on site.
  1. SUNTRACS (Costa Rica): Will organize a stoppage (between 30 minutes to 1 hour), with the presence of one Labor Inspector that will certify that every OSH regulations are correct. During the stoppage they will have meetings with workers on site.
  1. FENTICOMMC (Dominican Republic): Will organize their annual Workshop on Occupational Health and Hygiene.
  1. FETRACOM (Dominican Republic): They participated in the 3rd National Congress of Occupational Hazards organized by its Trade Union Confederation (on April 27th), in order to promote a culture of prevention against accidents in the workplace.
  1. SINCS-G (Guatemala): Will organize a socialization campaign about April 28th with flags and banners at strategic points in Guatemala. They´ll organize as well a tripartite activity about OSH with representatives from the Local Government, employers and SINCS-G trade union leaders.
  1. SUNTRACS (Panama): They have created radio and TV spots about April 28th and accident prevention. Also organized a national press conference promoting their campaign for this year. On April 28th they´ll perform national mobilizations.
  1. SITICEDPA (Panama): Stoppage and meeting with workers at the cement plant about OSH.
  1. FITCM-N (Nicaragua): Workshop about OSH with representatives of the Health and Safety Committees on different companies.
  1. SNSCAASC (Nicaragua): Performed an assembly on site with 250 employees and the presence of the Ministry of Labour and representatives of the company where they did the stoppage.
  1. SOICSCES (El Salvador): Organized meetings with workers at workplace and participated of the national march.
  1. UOCRA (Argentina): Will organize assemblies and meetings with construction workers and delegates. Will deliver brochures and posters about April 28th and about the main risks of our industry. At different workplaces they have placed posters about the occupational risks of the use of amianto and its biological hazards. They have designed and placed a banner about the defense OSH at its website. Created and lauched an advertising spot on their channel “Building TV”. Will place a commemorative plaque and will spread an awareness message about April 28th on social networks.
  1. UECARA (Argentina): Will participate in the Argentina Week of Health and Safety at Work, holding an exhibition about the policies developed over the last year on OSH, the projects and the work plan initiated in this 2015 by the trade union. Will deliver on the stand different brochures and materials about OSH, and will offer to the public interactive games for educational purposes and a medical space for the control of blood pressure and vital signs.
  1. SINTRAIGCMA (Paraguay): They participated at the Worker Week: between April 27th to May 1st, and at the national mobilizations. Also gave a OSH panel to all workers.
  1. FETRACEM (Chile): Stoppage and meetings in workplaces about OSH, through its affiliates.
  1. FETRACOMA (Chile): They developed assemblies in various construction sites and created a promotional poster for the campaign.

Fiji: Monitoring of workplace standards crucial – FTUC

On April 28th, tripartite partners of the ILO met together for a workshop on the themeJoin in Building the Culture of Prevention on OHS” to mark International Workers’ Memorial day.  More than 100 participants attended the programme including delegates from PNG. FTUC was represented by 10 participants, some of whom traveled from Levuka. The guest speaker from FTUC  was Mr. Rouhit Karan Singh, the Assistant National Secretary. Below is the speech that was delivered in the evening programme where the OHS awards were announced. more

Remember the dead, fight like hell for the living