ANROEV has supplied a list of some of their affiliates’ initiatives in various countries campaigning for the recognition of COVID 19 as an occupational and compensable disease.
Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) has requested the Nepal government recognise Covid-19 as an occupational disease.
Call for information: Covid-19 compensation and official recognition as an occupational disease by country
CEPHED notes a number of countries have already recognised Covid-19 as an occupational disease and agreed that work-related cases of Covid-19 must be reported to the authorities and now qualify for workers’ compensation. In some examples, cases of Covid-19 in frontline workers are presumed by the compensation authorities to be caused by the job (with ‘frontline workers’ covering a wide-range of job categories).
CEPHED wishes to make available information on best practice. and is seeking information from with regard to:
a) compensation (and if possible any conditions/restrictions on eligibility)
b) official recognition of Covid-19 as an occupational disease, and any related reporting/recording requirements.
Thank you for your assistance. It will be extremely helpful in our efforts to secure prevention of Covid-19 and justice for all affected workers.
Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED)
Ward No.2, Lalitpur ,
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ក្នុងគោលបំណង៖ ធ្វើការបង្ហាញដល់ សាធារណៈជន កម្មករនិយោជិត ក្រសួងស្ថាប័ន អង្គការសង្គមស៊ីវិល បានដឹងនូវ :
១/ លើកកម្ពស់ លក្ខខណ្ឌការងារ ប្រាក់ឈ្នួលសម្រាប់កម្មករក្នុងវិស័យសំណង់
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Short Video : At for International Health and Safety Day 2019 under theme “Promotion health, safety and social protection for workers in the construction sector.”
Demand to the government to address the key following issues;
1) Improve better working conditions and wages for construction workers
2) Improve labor policy on Occupational Health and Safety for construction workers;
3) Full implementation of National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for construction sector.
Building Wood Workers’ International (BWI) affiliates in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh have planned a wide range of activities to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day. Those activities will include workshops, roadshows, meetings, candlelight vigils, training, press events, seminars, silicosis screening a mega health camp and a human chain.
BMS In Gujarat one-day workshop on occupational health and safety will be held in association with the employer’s association and the Government along with a Road show on construction workers safety and health issues on 28th April.
CFBWU Workers’ awareness meeting on occupational health and safety followed by a candlelight vigil.
INCWF Commemoration at the Lafarge Holcim plant in Chhattisgarh and 28 April commemoration at selected other cement plants across the country.
CLU Health and Safety Training Workshop for District-level and second line leadership in Patna, Bihar State.
AHBWU Mega Health Camp (focusing on stone quarry and construction workers) including screening for silicosis.
TKTMS Workers rally and press meeting in Dharampuri District, Tamil Nadu. Over 1,000 workers are expected to participate. Victims and affected families shall also share experiences at the press meeting.
MAMU Meeting with Workers on health and safety awareness in East Delhi.
ACEEU Awareness seminar on safety practices and possible hazards at worksites for construction workers in cooperation with selected employers.
PFBWW Occupational health and safety awareness for union members and local union leadership of the Tarbela T4 project.
NAC Unions are planning specific site level actions with details to follow.
BBWWF Workers’ rally and occupational health and safety awareness in Dhaka (including Metro workers) and the Khulna Districts.
BSBWWF Human chain in front of Dhaka Press Club followed by a press meeting on occupational health and safety.
In Nepal, the BWI Nepal Affiliates Committee will run health and Safety awareness activities and demonstrate protective equipment usage at a construction site of a member-contractor of Federation of Contractors Association of Nepal (FCAN) in the outskirts of Kathmandu. They will distribute free nose masks to workers.