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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

Ecuador: Women heavy construction equipment workers, affiliated with FEDESOMEC, join the April 28 events

Equador: Women heavy construction equipment workers, affiliated with FEDESOMEC, join the April 28 events. #IWMD22

Panama: SUNTRACS conducts month long meetings in run up to 28 April

Panama: SUNTRACS completed its 1-month campaign on Health and Safety at Work (SST), on April 28, 2022. After a month of meetings with workers and inspections to construction projects, the union organized a Closing Act in the Ramal Station Project, Metro del Tocumen Airport.

 

Kenya: Printworkers campaign across Nairobi to mark 28 April

Kenya: The Printing, paper manufacturer, pulp and packaging workers union (KUPRIPUPA) held a campaign to commemorate #iwmd22 on 28 April at various work places in Nairobi.

Peru: Plantation workers mark 28 April

Peru: SUTFACAP joins the meetings of April 28, 2022 at the Plantation of Faber-Castell Peru. The union is calling for occupational health and safety to be recognised as an ILO fundamental right at work.

El Salvador: SOICSCES declares occupational health and safety must be recognised as an ILO Fundamental Right at Work

El Salvador: SOICSCES event on April 28, 2022. The union has agreed occupational health and safety must be recognised as an ILO Fundamental Right at Work. #IWMD22

Argentina: On 28 April UOLRA pressed for safety to be recognised as a human right

Argentina: UOLRA joins the April 28th commemorations. The union is pressing for occupational health and safety to be recognised as an ILO Fundamental Right at Work.

Congo: FNTBB workers commemorate 28 April in Kinshasa

Democratic Republic of Congo: The National Building and Wood Workers federation (FNTBB) of the UNTC commemorated the International Day of Commemoration of Workers on April 28, 2022 in Kinshasa. #iwmd22

Tanzania: TUICO conducted OHS campaign to commemorate #IWMD22 “Life before profit campaign”

Tanzania: TUICO conducted OHS campaign at Lodhia Steel company limited to commemorate #IWMD22 “Life before profit campaign”

Tanzania: TUICO marks 28 April demanding employers make safety the priority

The Tanzania Union of Industrial and Commercial Workers (TUICO) joins BWI in marking this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day

TUICO is correct. Workers don’t die at work because of unexplained illnesses, and/or tragic, freak accidents. Workers are killed because employers and governments think less of their health and safety.

No less than recognising workplace health and safety as a fundamental right of all workers will enable trade unions to fully turn the tide against work-related fatal accidents and ailments. #IWMD2022