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32 reports of 28 April activities in Latin America and The Caribbean

BWI has reported an enormous number and range of 28 April activities across Latin America and the Caribbean:

  1. FENATIMAP (Peru): Work stoppage at 1 workplace. Meeting with workers to talk about OSH and to conmemorate workers killed or injured at work in the past.
  1. SITRAFAPESA (Peru): They participated in the meeting about accidents prevention called Peru’s Congress. 3 of their leaders were trained in the creation of commissions against industrial accidents.
  1. SINTRACESANLO (Peru): Meetings at workplaces  with the presence of the employees. They were talking about the importance of OSH and April 28th.
  1. SUNTIMAVEN (Venezuela): Stoppages and meetings in the companies were they have Collective Bargaining: Caracas, sawmills Chaguaramas, broom factory Palma Real CA, Sawmill Caucagua CA, Furniture Bima.
  1. FETRAMECOL (Colombia): Talk at their headquarters with the assistance of their trade unions in Bogota. They discussed techniques of first aid and assistance in case of accidents. Resources like coast2coast, from where a first aid course could also be taken, were discussed. Completed the action with 1 minute of silence in commemoration of those killed in accidents.
  1. FECOTECMAC (Colombia): They held a commemorative session for the dead and injured workers and gave a talk at its headquarters about OSH in construction.
  1. SINTRA-SKINCO COLOMBIT (Colombia): They participated of a national march in honor to April 28th.
  1. FETICOM-SP (Brazil): Participated in a state mobilization.
  1. FETICOM-SC (Brazil): Organized their annual mobilization of OSH called “Movida”.  Pamphlets about OSH and accident prevention has been delivered throughout the month of April to workers and construction companies. Distributed those pamphlets during and after the mobilization.
  1. FETRACONSPAR (Brazil): Organized their VI Seminar of Improving Health and Safety at Work.
  1. STICC-POA (Brazil): Organized their 4th Seminar Valuing Work and Life: the pillars of a just society.
  1. FETRACOMPA (Brazil): Developed actions in Batista Campos Square in Belén. Provided information with the logo of the BWI and FETRACOMPA. Used a car with sound to explain the global significance of April 28th.
  1. SINTEPAV-BA (Brazil): Participated in the march in Salvador Bahía. As part of their program of action on health and safety they: conducted advertising (“No more accidents”) that contributes to greater awareness and reducing accidents; are conducting their annual seminars (which this year 2015 will be completed with the 7th edition); look for collaboration with public bodies (MTE, MPT); directed supervision at construction Works to check working conditions and compliance with the terms OSH; are proving technical assistance in the preparation of the reports of hazards and unsanitary conditions in companies.
  1. SINTRAICCCM (Brazil): Developed activities in Cuiabá, Várzea Grande, San Antonio Leverger and Rondonópolis. Actively participated in the “Green Abril” program, which took place between April 07th and 28th by the New Trade Union Central of Workers (NCST-MT), the Federation of Industries of Mato Grosso (FETIEMT) and the Trade Union Technical Safety at Work of Mato Grosso (SINTES-MT), in collaboration with the SINTRAICCCM. Attended the allusive program to the International Workers Memorial Day of the Regional Labor Court (TRT-MT), between April 27th and 29th, with a stand of the trade union and provided orientation in relation to workers’ health.
  1. FENATCO (Haití): Will organize a press conference about this campaign and April 28th meaning. National mobilizations. Meetings with workers and companies businesmen. Creation of brochures and flyers about April 28th and 25 kilos.
  1. SEBI (Curazao): They performed their activities on May 1st (all together with the International Workers Day). Had a meeting to discuss the relevant trade union action to prevent accidents and illnesses in the workplace. They offered a Conference mass for all workers, with the presence of high officials and members will participate. Then participated of the national march with banners in the streets of the city; visited two busts and make 2 minutes of silence to commemorate those workers who have died during their labors.
  1. BIU (Bermuda): Held a Health and Safety Conference. And Mr Nisbit gave a radio interview about the deceased workers and the importance of April 28th for the trade union movement  at Hott 107.5 FM.
  1. UNATROPYT (Costa Rica): Will place a commemorative plaque at one of their certifiqued construction works.  That plaque will honor all workers who died because of accidents at work, worldwide. Will organize a stoppage (of 1 hour), with the presence of one Labor Inspector that will certify that every OSH regulations are correct. During the stoppage they will have meetings with workers on site.
  1. SUNTRACS (Costa Rica): Will organize a stoppage (between 30 minutes to 1 hour), with the presence of one Labor Inspector that will certify that every OSH regulations are correct. During the stoppage they will have meetings with workers on site.
  1. FENTICOMMC (Dominican Republic): Will organize their annual Workshop on Occupational Health and Hygiene.
  1. FETRACOM (Dominican Republic): They participated in the 3rd National Congress of Occupational Hazards organized by its Trade Union Confederation (on April 27th), in order to promote a culture of prevention against accidents in the workplace.
  1. SINCS-G (Guatemala): Will organize a socialization campaign about April 28th with flags and banners at strategic points in Guatemala. They´ll organize as well a tripartite activity about OSH with representatives from the Local Government, employers and SINCS-G trade union leaders.
  1. SUNTRACS (Panama): They have created radio and TV spots about April 28th and accident prevention. Also organized a national press conference promoting their campaign for this year. On April 28th they´ll perform national mobilizations.
  1. SITICEDPA (Panama): Stoppage and meeting with workers at the cement plant about OSH.
  1. FITCM-N (Nicaragua): Workshop about OSH with representatives of the Health and Safety Committees on different companies.
  1. SNSCAASC (Nicaragua): Performed an assembly on site with 250 employees and the presence of the Ministry of Labour and representatives of the company where they did the stoppage.
  1. SOICSCES (El Salvador): Organized meetings with workers at workplace and participated of the national march.
  1. UOCRA (Argentina): Will organize assemblies and meetings with construction workers and delegates. Will deliver brochures and posters about April 28th and about the main risks of our industry. At different workplaces they have placed posters about the occupational risks of the use of amianto and its biological hazards. They have designed and placed a banner about the defense OSH at its website. Created and lauched an advertising spot on their channel “Building TV”. Will place a commemorative plaque and will spread an awareness message about April 28th on social networks.
  1. UECARA (Argentina): Will participate in the Argentina Week of Health and Safety at Work, holding an exhibition about the policies developed over the last year on OSH, the projects and the work plan initiated in this 2015 by the trade union. Will deliver on the stand different brochures and materials about OSH, and will offer to the public interactive games for educational purposes and a medical space for the control of blood pressure and vital signs.
  1. SINTRAIGCMA (Paraguay): They participated at the Worker Week: between April 27th to May 1st, and at the national mobilizations. Also gave a OSH panel to all workers.
  1. FETRACEM (Chile): Stoppage and meetings in workplaces about OSH, through its affiliates.
  1. FETRACOMA (Chile): They developed assemblies in various construction sites and created a promotional poster for the campaign.

Latin America: Miners deserve better

To mark International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, mining unions in several countries in Latin America, representing over 130,000 mineworkers, are taking coordinated action to demand the ratification and full application of ILO Convention 176. more

Global: Sesionará mañana encuentro sindical de constructores

Su agenda está relacionada con el Jornada Internacional de Conmemoración (JIC) de los Trabajadores Fallecidos y Heridoso.

El II Encuentro Sindical por la Unidad de acción de los Trabajadores, del sector de la construcción, será inaugurado mañana con la presencia de representantes de 17 países, anunciaron en esta capital sus organizadores.

Carlos Antonio de Dios Oquendo, secretario general del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Construcción (SNTC) de Cuba, informó a la AIN que la mayoría de los delegados proviene de Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, República Dominicana, Panamá y Uruguay.

Los restantes son de Australia, Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte, Bélgica, Francia y Suiza.

Todos intervendrán en el desfile por el Primero de Mayo, Día Internacional de los Trabajadores, en la Plaza de la Revolución José Martí, en un bloque de 30 mil obreros, aunque en las otras provincias la participación de los afiliados también será masiva, aseguró Oquendo.

Señaló que la promoción de la integración latinoamericana, la solidaridad, la cooperación por la justicia social y la equidad entre los integrantes del sector, constituyen los temas esenciales de la reunión de mañana.

Una de las sesiones de esta última será en la Unidad Empresarial de Base de Ariguanabo, de la Empresa Mixta Aguas de La Habana, en el municipio de San Antonio de los Baños, de la provincia de Artemisa; y la segunda en el Contingente de la Construcción Raúl Roa García, en La Habana.

En ambos encuentros estarán dirigentes del SNTC, de la Federación Latinoamericana de Trabajadores de la Construcción, Madera y Materiales de Construcción (FLEMACON) e Internacional de Trabajadores de la Construcción y la Madera (ICM), según el programa.

También asistirán directivos de la Unión Internacional de Trabajadores de la Construcción y la Madera, y de la Federación Sindical Mundial (FSM).


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28 de abril de 2015 – Actividades en Colombia y Venezuela

Nuestros afiliados de Colombia y de Venezuela reportan las actividades siguientes:

  • FECOTECMAC: Los miembros de la Asociación de Técnicos Constructores del Cesar (Valledupar) realizarán una sesión conmemorativa por los fallecidos y lesionados en accidente de trabajo y darán una charla en su sede sobre salud y seguridad en el la construcción.
  • SUTIMAC: Realizarán una charla sobre salud, seguridad e higiene en la industria del cemento en la Planta de Producción de Cementos Argos en Yumbo (Cali); una charla en la Planta de ETERNIT en Cali y una Reunión de Comité Ejecutivo el día martes 28 de abril, donde uno de sus puntos es evaluar los temas de seguridad e higiene ocupacional en la negociación colectiva que dará inicio a mediados de año con la empresa Cementos Argos.
  • Curso de Formación Sindical Nivel I. Los participantes del Curso de Formación Sindical Nivel I que está desarrollándose en la ciudad de Medellín, junto a SINDICONS, organización de la Intergremial de trabajadores de la construcción y la Madera de Colombia, plataforma de trabajo de unidad de acción de la ICM en el país harán un alto en sus labores de aprendizaje y formación como promotores sindicales para recordar a los trabajadores fallecidos y lesionados en accidentes de trabajo. El curso que es facilitado por la Escuela nacional Sindical de Medellín es el primero de tres y entre sus materias y asu8gnaciones tiene todo un módulo de formación sobre Salud y Seguridad en el Trabajo en el sector de construcción acorde con la legislación colombiana más reciente.
  • SINDICONS: El Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Construcción y Similares de Colombia realizará una charla en sus instalaciones de la Girardotta en la Planta de CONCONCRETO en Medellín ante unos 60 trabajadores.
  • ACTEG: Participó del 3° Congreso de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo, organizado por el Departamento de Salud Ocupacional del Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) realizado durante los días 24, 25 y 26 de abril de 2015 en la ciudad de Bogotá.
  • SUNTIMAVEN de Venezuela: Los compañeros harán paros de minutos y darán charlas en las empresas donde tienen negociación colectiva de la capital en Caracas, Aserraderos Chaguaramas, Fábrica de Escobas Palma Real CA, Aserradero Caucagua CA, Muebles Bima. Ellos esperan que las seccionales del resto del país también se activen como Propulso, MASISA y los trabajadores de las plantaciones forestales del Estado Bolívar en la Amazonía venezolana.
  • FETRAMECOL de Colombia: Realizarán una charla en la sede principal de la ciudad de Bogotá con asistencia de sus sindicatos en Bogotá, hablaran sobre técnicas de primeros auxilios y asistencia en caso de accidentes. Finalizarán con la ceremonia de vela y el minuto de silencio en conmemoración y respeto por los fallecidos en accidentes de trabajo.


28 de abril de 2015 – Actividades en Colombia y Venezuela

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BWI affiliates in Colombia and Venezuela reported the following activities:

FECOTECMAC: Members of the Technical Association of Builders of Cesar (Valledupar) held a commemorative session for the dead and injured in accidents at work and give a talk based on health and safety in construction.

SUTIMAC: hold a talk on health, safety and hygiene in the cement industry in the production plant in Yumbo Cementos Argos (Cali); a talk at Eternit plant in Cali and Executive Committee Meeting on Tuesday, April 28, where one of his points was to assess the topics of occupational safety and health in collective bargaining that will begin this summer with the company Cementos Argos.

Union Training Course Level I Participants Trade Union Training Course Level I that is being developed in the city of Medellin, with SINDICONS, Intergremial organization of construction workers and Wood Colombia, working platform unit ICM action in the country will make a stop on their work as union learning and training developers to remember those killed and injured workers in accidents. The course is facilitated by the National Union School of Medellin is the first of three between their subjects and asu8gnaciones has an entire training module on Health and Safety at Work in the construction sector in line with the latest Colombian law.

SINDICONS: The National Union of Construction Workers and Allied Workers of Colombia held a talk at its facilities in the plant Girardotta CONCONCRETO in Medellin to about 60 workers.

ACTEG: Participated in the 3rd Congress on Safety and Health at Work organized by the Department of Occupational Health’s National Learning Service (SENA) conducted on days 24, 25 and April 26, 2015 in Bogota.

SUNTIMAVEN of Venezuela: Co minutes downtime will give lectures in companies which have collective bargaining in the capital Caracas, sawmills Chaguaramas, broom factory Palma Real CA, Sawmill Caucagua CA, Furniture Bima. They hope that the branches of the rest of the country also triggered as propelled, MASISA and workers of forest plantations in the Venezuelan state of Bolivar Amazon.

FETRAMECOL of Colombia: hold a lecture at the headquarters of the city of Bogota with the assistance of their unions in Bogota, they talk about first aid techniques and assistance in case of accidents. They end with the candle ceremony and moment of silence in remembrance and respect for those killed in accidents.