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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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Africa: African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation

ITUC-Africa issued the following statement in English and French to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day 2020.

https://www.ituc-africa.org/+-THE-TRADE-UNION-BATTLE-AGAINST-COVID-19-+.html

Updates on 28 April activities in Africa

In Burkina Faso  FTBBF union activists will engage in dialogue and health and safety management and participation training with companies on 27 and 28  April.

In Côte d’Ivoire SYNASODEFOR union health and safety meetings and training will be held at the SinoHydro construction project between 27 and 29 April.

In Gabon UTBTPBSP union activists will engage in dialogue and health and safety management and participation training with companies on 27 and 28  April.

In Ghana Timber and Woodworkers’ Union (TWU) activists will engage in dialogue and health and safety management and participation training with companies on 27 and 28  April.

In Kenya  KUPRIPUPA union activists will engage in dialogue and health and safety management and participation training with companies on 27 and 28  April.

Mauritius To mark 28 April the Mauritius Trade Union Congress (MTUC) is holding a one day reflection on ‘Awareness of occupational safety and health issues in the workplace and the contribution of trade unions in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work’ at the Emmanuel Anquetil Labour Centre, MTUC Office, GRNW, Port Louis, Mauritius on Monday 27th April 2015. Delegates from affiliates of MTUC and from other Confederations including that of Council of Trade Unions (CDS) will participate. Opening ceremony at 9.30 a.m will be attended by the Minister of Labour Industrial relations and Employment.

Also: CMWEU  plans to create awareness on occupational safety and health issues at sixty workplaces through a campaign against psychosocial hazards.

In Namibia MANWU plans to raise awareness of occupational safety and health issues in the workplace highlighting the important contribution unions make to the prevention of accidents and ill health at work.

In Mozambique SINTAF and SINTICIM plan to raise awareness of occupational safety and health issues in the workplace highlighting the important contribution unions make to the prevention of accidents and ill health at work.

In Zambia NUBEGW  plans to raise awareness of occupational safety and health issues in the workplace highlighting the important contribution unions make to the prevention of accidents and ill health at work.