Category Archives: 2022 Asia-Pacific

India: Cement plant safety workshops on 28 April – #iwmd23

The Indian National Cement Workers Federation convened health and safety workshop at selected cement plants. Also, KSCWCU conducted health and safety meeting to mark the day.

Indonesia: Marking 28 April with online campaigning, safety meetings and joint mass action

SERBUK/FKUI is planning a 28 April online campaign with photos, videos and other tools developed by members in 5 regions. The union will also provide a seminar with safety training  at PT Bukit Muria Jaya (Karawang, West Java) as the company is a signatory to the occupational health and safety declaration. Finally there will be a mass action in Jakarta with various GUF affiliates and various NGOs including INA-BAN to raise the issue of the Amendment to the Rotterdam Convention.

Fiji: Minister Launches National OHS Plan

Fiji Commerce and Employees Federation IR consultant Noel Tofiga, MP Alvick Maharaj, Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Parveen Bala, Director ILO for the Pacific Island countries Martin Karimli, and FTUC rep Rouhit Karan Singh during the launch at the Sugar Cane Growers Council Building in Lautoka on April 28, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia/Fiji Sun

Fiji’s Ministry of Employment in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has implemented a five-year Occupational Health Service Strategic Plan.

The partners include employers’ and unions’ representatives, international partners, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and World Health Organisation (WHO).

“My Ministry in collaboration with the tripartite National OHS Advisory Board has already endorsed the process to ratify ILO Convention 161 on Occupational Health Services, ILO Convention 187 on the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health, and ILO Convention 162 on the elimination of asbestos,” said Parveen Kumar Bala, the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations.

Source: Fiji Sun

Bangladesh: BFTUC calls for OHS to be made a fundamental ILO right

BFTUC joint action on 28 April, calling for OHS to be made a fundamental right at work.

India: BWI affiliates mark 28 April in Uttar Pradesh and Himichal Pradesh

BWI Affiliates in India – CFBWU, Uttar Pradesh and AHPWDIPHCWU, Himachal Pradesh Commemorated IWMD #iwmd22

Nepal/Bangladesh: Workers demand recognition of the right to safe and healthy work

BWI Affiliates in Nepal and Bangladesh demand the recognition of occupational health and safety as a fundamental right of workers. #IWMD2022

Philippines: Building workers protest low paid, unsafe work on 28 April



The National Union of Building and Construction Workers (NUBCW) commemorated the International Workers Memorial Day 2022 last 24 April 2022 in Quezon City, Philippines. In attendance are NUBCW local members from Evergreen Mfg Corp. Regular project-based Employees Union (EMCRPEU), Women Welders Guild (WWG), and Association of Women Workers in the Construction Industry (AWWCI). NUBCW Secretary General, Santiago Nolla, lead the discussion on the current status of Filipino workers, and the Occupational Health and Safety laws in the Philippines. The members also echoed their concerns that most workers in the Philippines are underpaid yet the work is hard and dangerous. Women workers see that discrimination and harassment are still rampant, especially in the construction industry, that is why mainstreaming women in the construction industry plays an important role in eradicating this problem. #iwmd22

Cambodia: Women construction and brick kiln workers mark 28 April

Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC) commemorates International Workers’ Memorial Day together with women workers from the construction and brick kiln sectors. #JobsShouldntKill #IWMD2022

Azerbaijan: AHİK-ə üzv təşkilatlarda Ümumdünya Əməyin Mühafizəsi Günü ilə əlaqədar tədbirlər keçirilir

AHİK-ə üzv təşkilatlarda Ümumdünya Əməyin Mühafizəsi Günü ilə əlaqədar tədbirlər keçirilir #iwmd22

Philippines: CDPC joins in celebrating International Workers’ Memorial Day


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The Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera, Inc. (CDPC) joins in celebrating the World Day for Health and Safety at Work!

#healthatwork #madewithrespect #28April #IWMD22 #RightToHealth