OHS rights in South Asia under Covid-19: Issues, challenges and demands
May 4, 2021
12.30pm Sri Lanka
3pm Hong Kong
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Meeting ID 924 8989 9712
You are cordially invited to the BWI Malaysian Liaison Council Webinar Series: Occupational Health and Safety in Our Sectors.
In Malaysia, COVID-19 was successfully considered an occupational disease by the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) in 2020. This improved occupational safety and health standards for workers within the building, woodwork, construction, and forestry sectors. However, occupational hazards and accidents are still widespread within industries, affecting locals and migrants alike.
The Building and Woodworkers International (BWI), together with the Malaysian Liaison Council (BWI-MLC) of affiliate unions are participating in the Global Alliance on Healthy and Safe Workplaces Campaign, that seeks to negotiate with employers in workplaces to sign a declaration jointly recognising the importance of healthy and safe workplaces. These declarations will be collected globally and used to lobby the International Labour Organization (ILO) to include occupational health and safety as a fundamental right for all workers. Affiliate participation in this campaign will ensure that Malaysian employers within BWI sectors are committed towards the improvement of OSH standards beyond the context of the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first of the webinar series will push forward the Global Alliance campaign, by educating trade unionists on the importance of the ILO recognizing occupational health and safety as a fundamental right for workers. Furthermore, the BWI-MLC will discuss common causes of occupational safety and health accidents, injuries, and hazards in the context of Malaysia, within the construction, forestry, and timber with wood processing sectors. This foundation will be the basis upon further strategizing of target companies and bodies, like the Malaysian Department of Safety and Health (DOSH) and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) to sign the joint declaration, recognizing the immediate need for healthy and safe workplaces in Malaysia.
Date: May 1, 2021
Time: 02:30 PM-04:15PM (Kuala Lumpur)
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Federation of trade unions of the Chelyabinsk region
On April 28, on World Labor Protection Day on OTV TV at 20.15 on the air of the program ′′ There is a question ′′ the chairman of the Trade Union Federation of the Chelyabinsk region Oleg Yekimov will talk about the role of trade unions in monitoring the observance of labor protection.
After the program is released, the video will be posted on the website of the Trade Union Federation of the Chelyabinsk region and on our YouTube channel.
Федерация профсоюзов Челябинской области
28 апреля во Всемирный день охраны труда на телеканале ОТВ в 20.15 в эфире программы «Есть вопрос» председатель Федерации профсоюзов Челябинской области Олег Екимов расскажет о роли профсоюзов в контроле за соблюдением охраны труда.
После выхода программы в эфир видео будет размещено на сайте Федерации профсоюзов Челябинской области и на нашем канале на YouTube
International Workers’ Memorial Day (#IWMD21)
We remember those who have lost their lives at work, or because of work, and we resolve to fight to prevent more deaths, injuries and disease as a result of work. #StrongerTogether #AWUVIC pic.twitter.com/2ty76E2st5
The Federation of Forestry, General Industry, Timber, Agriculture and Plantation of the Indonesian Prosperous Labor Union (HUKATAN) signed three Declarations on Healthy and Safe Workplaces today with PT Wirakarya Sakti, PT. Lontar Papyrus Pulp, and PT. Indah Kiat Pulp and Paper covering 9,577 workers!
Building and Wood Workers Trade Union of Cambodia (BWTUC) signed two Declarations on Healthy and Safe Workplaces today with Thai Boon Roong Cement and Charkrey Ting Cement covering 786 workers!
AMA Sugbo – KMU union marks International Workers’ Memorial Day with a candelit vigil and a strong message. Facebook
Health and safety at work is a basic right! #iwmd21