Tag Archives: 28 april

Zimbabwe: Construction unions targeting actions for International Workers’ Memorial Day

Global union federation Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) affiliates in Zimbabwe are conducting on occupational safety and heath Awareness Campaign 29 April Harare, Zimbabwe. CLAWUZ, GAPWUZ, ZCATWU and ZEWU are targeting actions at unions leaders, OHS committee members, company management and the workers to identify all occupational hazards accidents investigating procedures and check on compliance.

Namibia: For 28 April MANWU pressures the Namibian government for more action on safety

Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) affiliate in Namibia MANWU will conduct a workplace campaign to mark 28 April.

The campaign is three pronged: 1. To strengthen occupational safety and health programmes between MANWU and all stakeholders, 2. To  insist the Ministry of Labour develops National Employee Wellness Policy, and 3. To campaign for the Ministry of Labour to finalise occupational health and safety policy.

MANWU will develop campaign materials to emphasise the importance of Employee Wellness Policy and the finalisation of the OHS Policy.

Mauritius: CMWEU will hold meetings and conduct week long campaigning activities for 28 April

CMWEU, a Mauritius affiliate of the global union federation Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), will hold a series of actions between 23 and 30 April to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day. These activities are intended to awareness of the importance of work related medical check ups, occupational disease prevention and legal protections for workers. CMWEU will also spread the message that ‘Unions make safe work’.

Philippines: Forum and demonstrations to mark 28 April and demand reforms- #iwmd19

In the Philippines global construction union federation Building and Wood Worker’s International (BWI) affiliate  NUBCW will hold a one-day forum for new members (construction workers) covering safety standards and OHS rights at work.

Another BWI affiliate BWFM will organise an action involving 300 construction worker members in the Thainlyin township (this is in Yangon, and much of the construction activity there is within a special economic zone) to demand meaningful OHS legal reforms.

Hong Kong: Construction union CSGWU demands government recognises death from overwork

To mark International Workers’ Memorial Day, Hong Kong Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) affiliate CSGWU will hold a public memorial event near the Central Government’s building, with one of their key demands to be for the Government to recognise karoshi (death by overwork) fatalities as workplace accidents.

Malaysia: 28 April activities include protest, conference and reports

All of the global federation Building and Wood Workers International BWI Peninsula-Malaysia affiliates will collaborate in a press conference/protest that will be held at a Kuala Lumpur construction site demanding justice for Nepali migrant workers who have died in Malaysia. BWI will publish a report on 28 April documenting eight fatalities and a further 20 injuries where no compensation has been paid whatsoever.

In Sabah Malaysia BWI affiliate  STIEU is planning further activities to be announced shortly.

Global/Sweden: 28 April poster – FACKFÖRENINGAR GER SÄKRARE JOBB

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including Swedish. [pdf]

GLOBAL: 28 abril poster – OS sindicatos garantem um trabalho seguro! [PORTUGUÊS]

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including Portuguese. [pdf]

 

Global: 28 Abril póster – ¡LOS SINDICATOS GARANTIZAN UN TRABAJO SEGURO! [ ESPAÑOL]

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including Spanish. [pdf]

Global: BWI 28 April poster – Unions make work safer! [ENGLISH]

BWI has published an International Workers’ Memorial Day poster in several languages, including English. [pdf]