SIDEMK, BWI affiliate, says employers must respect labor laws and collective bargaining agreements, and to full comply with occupational health and safety measures. #BWI2020IWMD #iwmd20
Young workers from the Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association union (CCESSA), Nigeria talk about the current status of construction work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They join BWI’s call: Protect Workers! Stop COVID-19! #BWI2020 #IWMD20
Serbian trade unionists send solidarity greetings. #iwmd20
Stop COVID-19! Protect workers! This is the message of SGIP, Building Workers Union from North Macedonia #BWI2020IWMD #iwmd20
Nenad Markovic, President of the Trade Union of Construction and Building Materials Workers of Montenegro (SGIGMCG) demands that workers should be fully protected during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that PPE equipment, physical distance protocols, safe transportation and other health measures should be provided to construction workers.
“The situation is serious. But through the joined efforts of government, unions and employers, we can ensure the health and safety of all, and find a way out of this crisis.”
Tomorrow there will be a minute’s silence at 11am to remember every worker who has died from work related injuries and diseases.
— Prospect Union (@ProspectUnion) April 27, 2020
A video message from the Chair of the CLAWUZ youth-Zimbabwe.
“We demand governments and employers to take urgent action to protect young workers’ health, jobs and their future.” #BWI2020IWMD
UK campaigning network work Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK) has produced a moving and forceful 28 April video memorial which you can view here.
Also read FACK’s 28 April statement If you do not protect the workforce in a pandemic, you do not protect the public.
Healthworkers from all over the the United Kingdom call for everyone to join them for a minute’s silence at 11am on Tuesday April 28, Workers Memorial Day, to remember all the key workers who have died – but also to fight for the living. They want all workers to stop non-essential work that day and hold socially distanced protests to secure proper PPE, testing and tracing for all key workers. And without kit, there will be no care. The government has failed us – it’s time for the people to act.