Category Archives: 2021 Africa

Zimbabwe: Joint union and employers declaration recognises health and safety as a fundamental right

The Zimbabwe Construction Allied and Trades Workers’ Union (ZCATWU) signed joint declarations with 6 construction companies in Harare, Zimbabwe recognising the importance of health and safety at workplaces, especially in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. more

Global: Top union speakers from ITUC and Nigeria Labour Congress speak up for ‘fundamental’ safety at ILO 28 April event

Global Launch of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021

Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises – Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Systems

The aim of this global virtual webinar is to stimulate dialogue on the importance of investing in safety and health at work in responding to emergencies and crises affecting workplaces, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Zoom webinar will be held in English and interpreted in French and Spanish. Apr 28, 2021, 1:30 pm  (CEST). Registration and further details

South Africa: Gender based violence and harassment in South Africa’s mining industry – 28 April

Ghana: BWI union affiliate GCMQWU and employer call on ILO to declare OHS a fundamental right

The General Construction, Manufacturing and Quarries Workers’ Union of Ghana (GCMQWU) and the Zhongmei Group Engineering Company Ltd. on 12 April signed a declaration recognising the importance of occupational health and safety and calling on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to declare it as a fundamental worker’s right.
The signing of the declaration is part of BWI and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers’ (EFBWW) global campaign to build an alliance for workers’ health and safety leading to this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April.
The union said that the declaration was the first to be signed by an employer since the launch of the campaign last week. #SaveLivesAtWork #IWMD21
Full story here.

Africa: ITUC speaker at 28 April Africa event

OSH Africa: 28 April 2021 event, 10.30 (WAT). Speakers include: Odidie Joel, Deputy General Secretary, International Trade Union Congress (ITUC) Africa

Register for the event here

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