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.
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.
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.
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
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