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New Zealand: Unions remember people killed at work

On 28 April, unions across the country gathered to remember people who were killed or injured at work.

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions held a memorial service at the Workers’ Memorial stone on the Wellington waterfront.

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said New Zealand unions were proud to stand with their international counterparts to commemorate this event.

“In New Zealand, a person is killed on the job every single week. As a country, we have a long way to go to make our workplaces safe. It’s crucial that we continue to remember everyone who has been injured or killed at work.”

Wagstaff was joined by speakers from WorkSafe Deputy Chief Executive Mike Hargreaves, and New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union Secretary Wattie Watson.

The event also saw the launch of Not One More, an NZCTU campaign to introduce corporate manslaughter legislation in New Zealand.

“More needs to be done to ensure negligent companies are held accountable when their employees are killed at work. We need a legal framework to make this possible.”

To find out more about Not One More, visit:

Romania: Unions call on Government to adopt ILO safety codes

The right to a safe and healthy working environment has been added into the principles and fundamental rights of workers. The resolution was adopted last year by the International Labor Conference – a United Nations parliament on labor-related matters…

Greece: Federation of Technical Business Associations of Greece activities for 28 April

The Federation of Technical Business Associations of Greece (OSETEE) in collaboration with Workers’ Associations of the regions. held a busy program of events to mark 28 April.

This year, the International Day is dedicated to the adoption of the concept of Health and Safety at Work as a fundamental right by the International Labor Organization

7.15 am Interview of Andreas Stoimenidis, President of OSETEE and the European Organization for Health and Safety at Work, with journalists Giorgos Psaltis and Popis Hatzidimitriou on the Real Fm radio station
9.00 am Visit of Andreas Stoimenidis to the Department of Health and Safety at Work of the Ministry of Labour 11.00 am Press conference at the TMEDE building, at Pl. Claithmonus 12.30 p.m. Laying of a wreath in Klathmonos Square, in memory of the workers who lost their lives at work.
1.30 p.m. Awareness and Memorial event of the Employees Association ERGA OSE SA and the Technical Employees Association of Greece in the building that houses ERGA OSE at Karolou 27. There will be short speeches by the President of the S.E. of ERGA OSE co. Dafni Provopoulou and co.Andreas Stoimenidis, discussion with the employees of the Company, while afterwards the participants will write in a book their thoughts about occupational accidents that have been etched in their memory. We all have to be active in matters of Health and Safety at Work on a daily basis. We are at the disposal of our colleagues to support any initiative.
We call on our union colleagues to highlight the Day of Awareness and Memorial

Global: ITUC-Asia Pacific infographics for 28 April

No more killings: Fight together for occupational health and safety, a fundamental right

USA: AFL-CIO 28 April toolkit available: Organize! Safe Jobs Now.


AFL-CIO, the US national union federation, says its Workers’ Memorial Day toolkit is now available! You can find state by state safety and health facts, talking points, sample event advisories and press releases and some informational fliers on occupational heat exposure and workplace violence in HC/SS. Please feel free to send us feedback on how you’re using it and what else would be helpful in future years. Direct link is here.

Global: BWI Call to Action: 2023 International Workers’ Memorial Day

International Workers’ Memorial Day 2023 is annually observed on April 28. This year, BWI will highlight ways to put the right to safe and healthy workplaces into practice through the theme “MAKE IT HAPPEN.” This is an effort to celebrate and raise awareness on occupational health and safety (OHS) as a basic right.

Trade unions worldwide will carry out joint activities with employers and/or organise rallies to promote the implementation of OHS as a fundamental worker right. Activities will take place the whole week covering 24-30 April.

On 10 June 2022, the International Labour Conference (ILC) adopted a resolution to add the principle of a safe and healthy working environment to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. With this groundbreaking development, Occupational Health and Safety is now secured as ILO’s fifth Fundamental Principle and Right at Work.




However, the time for celebration is over; we now shift our campaign to its full implementation. All workers worldwide must become conscious of this landmark agreement, and together, we will call on every government and employer to deliver a healthy and safe work environment.

445 joint declarations covering 480,000 workplaces and 18 million workers worldwide were signed by trade unions and employers calling for the recognition of OHS as a fundamental right leading to its adoption before the ILO. We will now go back to each and every employer who signed the joint OHS declarations and ask them to implement OHS as a right and MAKE IT HAPPEN. We do this by:

  1. Holding joint safety and health trainings at worksites.
  2. Conduct joint safety and health worksite visits/inspections.
  3. Hold candlelight activities and other commemorative events to honour all workers who lost their lives and/or were injured in the performance of their work.

For affiliates with uncooperative employers, we call on them to hold mass rallies and demonstrations in front of companies to protest their unsafe working conditions and poor safety records.

BWI regional offices will assist affiliates in carrying out one or more of joint activities with employer signatories, document their activities and distribute knowledge material and information posters.

Please share your plans with your respective regional coordinators.

We will include them on our dedicated website where various materials, activities and events are shared.

During BWI’s Week of Action, document your activities by:

  1. Taking photos and videos of your activities. Please dowload and promote our campaign posters online and offline.
  2. Issuing press releases and other media publications.
  3. Spreading our activities through social media using the hashtag:  #IWMD2023

Lastly, share all your content with your respective regional BWI communication teams.



Global: CSI 28 de abril Infografías y recursos de redes sociales

La CSI ha publicado una gran cantidad de infografías y recursos de redes sociales en español para su uso en la promoción del 28 de abril. Puede ver ejemplos más abajo en esta página y el conjunto completo aquí.

Spanish Infographics

International Workers Memorial Day #IWMD23

Global: CSI 28 avril – Infographies et ressources sur les médias sociaux

La CSI a publié un large éventail d’infographies et de ressources sur les médias sociaux en français à utiliser pour promouvoir le 28 avril. Vous pouvez voir des exemples plus bas sur cette page et l’ensemble complet ici.

French Infographics

International Workers Memorial Day #IWMD23

Global: ITUC 28 April Infographics and social media resources

ITUC has published a large set of Infographics and social media resources in English for use in promoting 28 April. You can view examples further down this page and the complete set here.

English Infographics

International Workers Memorial Day #IWMD23

28 April: España Campaña USO 28 de abril “La incapacidad es temporal; tus derechos, no”

Te adjunto la campaña que hemos elaborado desde USO, con motivo del Día Internacional de la Seguridad y la Salud en el Trabajo, que este año lleva como lema “La incapacidad es temporal; tus derechos,no”.

La campaña consta de cartel, manifiesto y díptico en formato preguntas frecuentes.

Esta campaña surge a partir de las novedades en IT y también como respuesta al resurgir de los informes sobre absentismo y el cuestionamiento del derecho al tiempo de recuperación tras un accidente o enfermedad.

Recibe un cordial saludo.