This Briefing has been prepared to support trade unions’ mobilisation for the International Day of Commemoration of Dead and Injured Workers, on 28th April, which is focusing this year on the need for removing exposure to hazardous substances.
Four decades ago, the US Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising every worker the right to a safe job. But despite substantial wins by unions and allies, many job hazards remain unregulated and uncontrolled. As a result, each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of their jobs. And when this is added to the attacks to regulation by conservative parties and businesses, the stakes for workers are even higher. This is why the AFL-CIO is calling on unions to mobilise this 28th April, so that good and safe jobs are a reality for all US workers.
US unions are invited to post the details about their events here: http://www.aflcio.org/Issues/Job-Safety/WorkersMemorialDay
2015 Workers Memorial Day Materials
- Workers Memorial Day Fact Sheet (English)
- Workers Memorial Day Fact Sheet (Spanish)
- Clip Art (PDF)
- Sticker Art (PDF)
- Workers Memorial Day Materials Order Form (PDF)
- Report on Workers Memorial Day Events Form (PDF)
For more information on AFL CIO activities for this 28th April, please contact Peg Seminario firstname.lastname@example.org.
Con varias iniciativas y actividades, el Sindicato Único Nacional de Trabajadores de la Construcción y Similares de Panamá (SUNTRACS) conmemorará el día de los trabajadores fallecidos, lesionados y aquejados de enfermedades profesionales en los distintos proyectos de construcción a nivel nacional. Más
The theme for Workers’ Memorial Day 2015 will be “removing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace”, global union confederation ITUC has announced. The union body says the theme includes an opportunity for unions to highlight chemical-related hazards, asbestos “as well as the Ebola virus and other potentially hazardous biological exposures.” It adds slogans, twitter hashtag suggestions and other communication tools will be posted on the ITUC/Hazards 28 April webpages. Europe-wide, the ETUC has already announced it will use the 28 April event to further its campaign on hazardous substances.
ITUC/Hazards and TUC 28 April 2015 Workers’ Memorial Day webpages. Risks 685. Hazards news, 10 January 2015
Les syndicats ne protègent pas seulement vos moyens de subsistance mais également votre vie. La secrétaire générale de la CSI, Sharan Burrow, explique pourquoi la santé et la sécurité au travail sont toujours inscrites dans le programme syndical. Plus