Tag Archives: #iwmd24

Panamá: La salud laboral no se vende, se defiende – BWI

Panama: “Occupational health is not sold, it is defended”
In the closing act of the campaign for health and safety in the construction of Panama, held this week in the project Institute of the Insured of the Suntracs Panamá participated 390 workers, workers, union representatives of the sections of the Caja de Seguro Social Panamá , representatives of the Panama Chamber of Construction Mitradel Panamá , the Ministry of Labor Capac Panamá , the Directorate of Occupational Health of the Social Security Fund, the management of Constructora Rigaservices S.A. RIGA (the project building company) as well as ICM BWI Global Union .
With the slogan “3 MILLION WORK-RELATED DEATHS PER YEAR ENOUGH! , LET’S TALK ABOUT RISK” The leadership of SUNTRACS calls on companies, government, and workers themselves to step up efforts to reduce the risks of accidents and deaths at work that cause fatalities and injuries every year. According to International Labour Organization ILO exceeds 3 million a year and since 1992 the figure has reached 388 fatalities in Panama.

Philippines: Filipino workers mark #IWMD24, assert that ‘safe work builds better’ – BWI, ALU-TUCP, BUBCW, PTGWO-TUCP & Panday-Buhay Workers’ Association

Close to 200 Filipino workers gathered today to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day under the theme: “Enough is Enough.” The joint event brought together BWI Philippine Affiliates, including the Associated Labor Union (ALU-TUCP), the National Union of Building and Construction Workers (NUBCW), the Philippine Trade and General Workers’ Organisation (PTGWO-TUCP), as well as the Panday-Buhay Workers’ Association of the Habitat for Humanity.
As candles were lit in honour of workers who lost their lives at work, the trade unionists trooped to the Occupational Safety and Health Center. Ambet Yuson, General Secretary of BWI, emphasised that one workplace accident is one too many already, reiterating the urgent need to advocate against wrong and unsafe practices in the construction industry. “The government’s advocacy is ‘Build Build Build,’ but it seems safety is being overlooked. Perhaps a better slogan would be ‘Safe Work, Build Better,'” he stated.
Dave Noonan, BWI Vice President for the Asia Pacific, shared his personal journey as a former construction worker, urging Filipino workers to fight for their rights.
Other BWI global leaders, such as Patrick Vandenberghe and Thomas Janson, underscored the importance of understanding rights, acknowledging the risks posed by the climate crisis, and intensifying advocacy efforts.

Asia Pacific: Across Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Cambodia, BWI Affiliates unite in commemorating International Workers’ Memorial Day.

India: दिनांक 28 अप्रैल को अंतराष्ट्रीय मज़दूर स्मृति – Delhi Unorganised Construction Workers Union

On the occasion of International Labour Memorial Day, Delhi Unorganized Construction Labour Union a program of secured workplace and tribute meeting at Narela Rehab Colony, Delhi-40 and MRRTC side Anand Vihar Depot (Delhi-Merut Transit Rapid Rail Project Site) Union Secretary Mrs. Parveen Ravi (Narela) and Mrs. Parveen Ravi (Narela) Organized under the leadership of Secretary and Security Committee President Mr. Sudhir Kumar Singh (Anand Vihar Deepo)!
n this occasion, tribute was given by lighting candles in memory of workers who died due to accidents at workplace and oath was taken to protect.!
Let us all take our vow together to create an accident-free workplace!
Safe work-safe life!
Will always use safety kit (equipment) during work.
A heartfelt tribute to our colleagues who lost their lives in an accident during work throughout the year.
International Workers’ Memorial Day is observed on April 28th each year to honor workers who have been injured, disabled, maimed, or killed due to workplace hazards and accidents. It’s a day to raise awareness about occupational safety and health issues and to advocate for safer working conditions worldwide.
Amjad Hassan
General Secretary: Delhi Unorganized Construction Workers Union (Intak/BWI)

India: International Workers memorial Day at Chennai 2024

International Workers memorial Day at Chennai 2024

Nigeria: Joining hands with workers worldwide – CCESSA

Joining hands with workers worldwide, BWI’s affiliate in Nigeria, the Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) commemorated International Workers’ Memorial Day by honouring all those who’ve suffered from work-related accidents and demanding safer workplaces.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Kampanja “DOSTA JE BILO!” povodom Svjetskog dana sigurnosti i zaštite zdravlja na radu – SSS BDP BiH

Campaign “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! “On the occasion of the World Day of Safety and Health Protection at Work” – SSS BDP BiH

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Svjetski dan zaštite na radu – Kampanja SSŠPDP BiH

Svjetski dan zaštite na radu – Kampanja SSŠPDP BiH

Colombia: Intergremial SINTRAETEX por Salud y Seguridad en la industria

From Manizales, headquarters of the main plant and operations of the ETEX Colombia Group, report the affiliates of Sintra Etex , one of the unions that groups workers of the Belgian multinational of materials and coatings for construction. SINTRAETEX is part of the Intergroup of Colombia, the platform of unity of action of ICM in that country.
Jose Lopez Posada, president of SINTRAETEX announced the holding of a conversation for affiliated workers and people interested in the subject, about health and safety at work in conjunction with the CTC of Caldas.

Perú: SUTRART por mejores condiciones de Salud y Seguridad en el Trabajo

Artesco SA’s Sole Syndicate Sutrart Artesco with workers in the Germany subsidiary of STAEDTLER in Peru Artesco SA spoke for better conditions of health and safety at work across the industry of the stationery and office supplies sector country.

SUTRART made this announcement from its headquarters in Lima, to commemorate, this April 28, the International Day of the Dead and Injured of Work Accidents. ICM BWI Global Union called on its unions from the construction, building materials, timber and related sectors to speak out on the issue when more than 3 million injured are registered globally, of which 330 thousand end in fatalities, according to the ILO.