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Global: IWMD 2022 – 105 BWI affiliates in 50 countries call to recognise OHS as a fundamental right

To commemorate this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day, BWI-affiliated trade unions once again raised their voices to persuade the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to recognise health and safety as a fundamental right.

Through meetings with workers, nationwide tours on occupational health and safety (OHS), press conferences, OHS training workshops and social media use for campaigning, 105 BWI-affiliated unions from 50 countries took part in the global union’s month-long IWMD campaign.

Some of the highlights of BWI affiliates’ various IWMD actions worldwide were:

  • The action by the Belgian affiliate ACV where more than 1,000 ACV activists and staff members visited nearly 15,000 industry workers in the spread of more than 2,000 sites. The trade union took advantage of the opportunity to give workers good advice on health and safety.
  • In South Korea, KFCITU opened a union hotline for the reporting of dangerous work, and held various rallies to support disclosure of serious accidents and occupational diseases. It also held a memorial ceremony on the second anniversary of the Han Express Accident (29 April)
  • In Montenegro, the Association of Occupational Safety and Health of Montenegro awarded Nenad Markovic, President of the Trade Union of Construction and Industry of Building Materials of Montenegro (SGIGMCG), for his union’s exemplary contribution to the promotion of occupational health and safety.
  • In Zimbabwe, the affiliates CLAWUZ, ZCATWU and GAPWUZ organised an Occupational Safety and Health Workshop on IWMD. During the workshop, participants shared their OHS experiences, discussed the key principles and aims of OHS, and highlighted the various types of occupational hazards.
  • In Brazil, BWI affiliates, together with other trade unions and government organizations, launched a book titled “Rosca sem Fim: Basta de mortes, acidentes e doenças do trabalho.”
  • BWI’s youth affiliates celebrated IWMD 2022 by once again carrying the theme “life before profit.” This was led by young trade unionists from FILCA CSIL (Italy), SERBUK (Indonesia), CMWEU (Mauritius), FOCRA (Argentina), STICC POA (Brasil) and INTERGREMIAL (Colombia), among many others. The youth section of BYGGNADS released a video commemorating the 44 workers who lost their lives in 2021 to work-related accidents. Meanwhile, an OHS exhibit was mounted by CMWEU young unionists in Mauritius near a monument in Rose Hill to honour of workers.

Labour inspections and workplace sensitisation activities were also held at construction projects in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Turkey, Tajikistan, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina to ensure safety, hygiene and health measures are taken at worksites.

The big presence of BWI affiliates on conventional and social media is also worth mentioning. Such presence ensured BWI’s messages were conveyed far and wide and further stressed the importance of this year’s International Labour Conference (ILC) to declare OSH as a fundamental right.

To cap the campaign, BWI recognised the achievement of its affiliates in gathering signed joint OHS declarations with different construction, building materials and wood companies and employers’ associations. In total, over 450 OHS declarations have now been signed covering over 483,000 employers, and 18 million workers.

Source: BWI 

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

USA: Black and latino workers are at higher risk of death at work – AFL-CIO

 

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America’s labor movement is fighting for a time where no one has to go to work in fear of injury, sickness, or death.

On International Workers’ Memorial Day and everyday, we “Mourn the Dead, and Fight Like Hell for the Living!” #IWMD2022

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Botswana: Acting together on 28 April to build a positive safety culture

Botswana joins the commemoration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, under the theme Act together to build positive safety and health culture! #iwmd22

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USA: Day Labor Network message, report and graphics to mark 28 April

 

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New NDLON Report sheds light on day laborers as second responders in climate disasters!

This week, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network launched its new REPORT: “Recovering from Climate Disasters: Immigrant Day Laborers as Second Responders.”

The report launch is part of a week-long series of actions and events in commemoration of #WorkersMemorialDay #IWMD22.

After Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans in 2021, NDLON’s Disaster Response Brigade of worker-trainers conducted outreach and training across the impacted area, surveying day laborers on wages, health hazards, and awareness of their rights, while also sharing resources and documenting the realities for working people on the ground in the midst of the recovery.

The climate crisis is exacerbating a crisis of abuse and unsafe work conditions for workers nationwide – and we need to respond and organize accordingly.

Check out the report and share your support for #SecondResponders on social media!

Read full report, link in our bio.

#SecondResponders #NDLON #DisasterRelief #ClimateJustice #WorkerMigrantJustice

Australia: Government ‘missing in action’ on health and safety

Australia: Government ‘missing in action’ on health and safety
Australia’s national union organisation ACTU has released a new report: “Morrison Missing In Action on Work Health and Safety”. The report is available online.
Australia’s premier Scott Morrison has overseen “an appalling 32 per cent  increase in workplace fatalities and an 8 per cent increase in workplace injuries since 2018.”

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Philippines: IOHSAD 28 April declaration, meetings and resources

May be an image of 3 people and text that says "SAFE IOHSAD NOW adSfDe JOIN USIN WORKERS EOOSC HEALTH FIGHT FOR AND SAFETY AMIDST THE PANDEMIC End the culture of neglect of workers' safety and health! SAFE WORKPLACES NOW! . INCREASE HEALTH BUDGET! ALLIANCE FOR Recognize occupational safety and health as undamental right at work! WHEN: APRIL 27, 2022 @10AM AM 10 WITH SPEAKER DOC. CAMILLE CRUZADA HOSTED BY GEORCHELLE TUASON YSABELLE YAO International Workers' Memorial Day 2022"

PHILIPPINES  We mark this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day by amplifying our call: end the culture of neglect of workers’ safety and health! Workers’ lives should be prioritized over profits. We join workers from around the world in remembering workers who have died due to unsafe work. We also add our voices to the collective call to recognize occupational safety and health as a fundamental right at work.
There is no better time than now to recognize OSH as a fundamental right at work. Together with the freedom of association and collective bargaining, abolition of child labor, elimination of forced labor and elimination of discrimination at work, OSH should be a standard for decent working conditions.
Join the online webinar for the campaign for workers’ safety and health demands on April 27, Wednesday at 10:00 AM — organized by IOHSAD together with the NSTP students from the UP Manila Political Science Program. To join, please fill up the zoom registration link here: https://bit.ly/IWMD2022
The online program will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Iohsad.Philippines. Thanks and see you on April 27!
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Australia: ACTU update on 28 April events plus social media resources

ACTU Centre for Health and Safety Update 2022/13

As you would be aware, International Workers’ Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on 28 April – it is an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.

This year, Trades and Labour Councils (TLCs) will be holding a mixture of in-person and live-streamed events.

You can find details of the various TLC events here, and we encourage you to participate.

The ACTU has also prepared some sharables that you are welcome to use – please note some more will be added next week so please do check back then.

Kind regards

Jenny Holden
Executive Assistant to Assistant Secretary, Liam O’Brien

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Global: 28 April social media graphics and image resources from ITUC

ITUC has published a package of Twitter and Facebook ready  images and infographic resources for 28 April – available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Follow the links below to the language specific Trello boards

English Infographics
Spanish Infographics
Portuguese Infographics
French infographics

International Worker’s Memorial Day – #IWMD22


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