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Global: ITUC photostory – Why occupational health and safety must be a fundamental right at work

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Panama: SUNTRACS joins Campaign for Global Alliance for Health and Safety at Work

Panama SUNTRACS joins Campaign for Global Alliance for Health and Safety at Work.
As of April 16, 2021, SUNTRACS has managed to collect 20 Declarations already signed with 20 different construction companies across Panama.
Together we recognize Health and Safety as a fundamental right. Let’s go! #SaveLivesAtWork #IWMD21

PANAMÁ: ALIANZA GLOBAL POR LA SALUD Y SEGURIDAD EN EL TRABAJO

El SUNTRACS de Panamá se une a la Campaña por la Alianza…

Posted by BWI Global Union on Friday, 16 April 2021

28 April 2021 campaign theme: Health and safety is a fundamental right at work

  • 28 de Abril Jornada Internacional de Conmemoración (JIC) de los Trabajadores Fallecidos y Heridos
  • 28 Avril Journée Internationale de Commémoration (JIC) des travailleurs décédés et blessés
  • 28 April International Workers’ Memorial Day
  • 28 April International commemoration day for dead and injured workers
  • 28 April International day of mourning

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed an occupational health crisis in workplaces worldwide. Workers are routinely denied even basic health and safety protections, including consultation with safety reps and safety committees on ‘Covid-safe’ policies and practices, free access to personal protective equipment and protection from victimisation for raising health and safety concerns. But the same problems existed before the pandemic and resulted in millions of deaths each year from work-related injuries and diseases.

The pandemic demonstrates why health and safety must be a right for everyone who works. Illness anywhere threatens illness everywhere. Unions secured agreement at the International Labour Conference in 2019 that occupational health and safety should be recognised as an International Labour Organisation (ILO) fundamental right at work – the decent, universally accepted and binding rights protecting all workers, everywhere. The ILO Centenary Declaration accepts “safe and healthy working conditions are fundamental to decent work”.

On 28 April 2021, unions can send a message that health and safety protection at work must be recognised as a right for all. Whether it is Covid or occupational cancers, or workplace injuries and industrial diseases, every worker should have a right to a voice and a right to protection. No-one should have to die to make a living.

Resources and updates will be posted on the dedicated 28 April webpages: www.28april.org

ITUC Campaign Brief

UOLRA, Argentina, joins BWI’s campaign: “Protect Workers! Stop COVID-19”

UOLRA, Argentina se une a la campaña de la BWI: “¡Proteja a los Trabajadores! Alto al COVID-19”. #Lifebeforeprofit
#BWI2020IWMD #28Abril2020 #iwmd20

UOLRA, Argentina joins BWI’s campaign: ” Protect Workers! Stop COVID-19 “. #Lifebeforeprofit#iwmd20
#BWI2020IWMD #28Abril2020

Philippines: Protect Our Frontline Workers – KMU

As the world commemorates the International Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, the national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) pays tribute to all workers of different countries, who died in the service of the people as they battle in the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the Philippines, 26 healthworkers—20 doctors and six nurses—have died due to complications brought about by COVID-19. The number of health workers infected with the dreaded virus has soared to over 1,100. These numbers indicate the weakness of the country’s healthcare system. The national government lacks a sense of urgency in confronting the pandemic. Personal protective equipment distributed for health workers is still few. The number of testing per day is still low. Many health workers themselves cannot access testing. The approval of laboratory facilities is slow. The number of patients was already difficult for both public and private hospitals even before the pandemic, now they have a heavier workload.

In honoring the memory of workers who have died in the line of duty, we call on the national government to protect the health and safety of our frontline workers. We hold the government accountable for the neglect and inefficiency that put the lives of our frontline workers in danger.

We enjoin everyone in the households to remember each and every worker who has sacrificed in the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 by fighting for the living.

#ProtectOurFrontlineWorkers

#PublicHealthNotProfit

#IWMD20

See photos, and watch video message of KMU chairperson and workers’ noise barrage::

https://www.facebook.com/KMUinternational/

Various artist groups, health advocates, health workers and trade unions pay tribute to frontline workers with performances and solidarity messages. Watch tribute online concert:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1131717460496131

UK: Coronavirus – Remembering all the workers who’ve died after exposure to Covid-19 at work | TUC

28 Apr 2020

Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day, when trade unions around the world remember workers who lost their lives and commit to keep the living safe.

This is the story of Peter, Mary, Cheryl, Zeeshan and Emeka – five UK workers who were taken by Covid-19.

Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day, when trade unions around the world remember workers who lost their lives and commit to keep the living safe.

This year we especially remember the frontline workers who lost their lives to Covid-19 while looking after our loved ones and keeping our country running.

We will be forever in debt to the workers who have died during this pandemic – our nurses, doctors, care staff and other essential workers.

Remember the dead, fight for the living.

https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/coronavirus-remembering-all-workers-whove-died-after-exposure-covid-19-work

Cambodia: BWTUC sends global 28 April solidarity greetings

Greetings to all the young workers around the globe. BWTUC Cambodia extends its solidarity to all unions and workers marking the International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April. #Lifebeforeprofit #BWI2020IWMD

Canada: This national Day of Mourning, Tell your story – CLC

April 28th marks the National Day of Mourning, to recognise the hundreds of workers who lose their lives or have their lives changed forever because of something that happened in their workplace.

The vigils we hold this year to commemorate these workers will be virtual – yet another way COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work.

Tell your story and what this day means to you right now.

https://canadianlabour.ca/this-national-day-of-mourning-tell-your-story/

USA: COVID-19 strike wave interactive map – Payday Report

Payday Report has launched an interactive Covid-19 strike tracking map so that workers can follow the wave of strikes hitting the country. Each point contains a link to more information on the strikes occurring. More