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India: Cement plant safety workshops on 28 April – #iwmd23

The Indian National Cement Workers Federation convened health and safety workshop at selected cement plants. Also, KSCWCU conducted health and safety meeting to mark the day.

Cambodia: Building and wood workers’ union federation BWI announces 28 April plans

Global building unions’ federation BWI has announced the 28 April plans of its Cambodia affiliate BWTUC.

BWTUC plans to hold a tribute rally and news conference based around the issue of building collapses. They intend to create awareness of the severity of the issue of building collapses in Cambodia and the importance of regulated occupational health and safety during construction projects. BWTUC also wishes to stress  the importance of government work safety laws and policies, and also insists companies that have signed a safety agreements with BWTUC  implement those policies immediately.


Nepal: Building and wood workers’ union federation BWI announces 28 April plans

Global building unions’ federation BWI has announced the 28 April plans of its Nepal affiliates BWI-NAC (CUPPEC, CAWUN, ANCWU).  The affiliates will be running work safety awareness training for the IFI Projects’ Cadre .

India: Building and wood workers’ union federation BWI announces 28 April plans

Global building unions’ federation BWI has announced its India affiliates 28 April plans. These include meetings, vigils and training sessions.

BMS, Gujarat OHS Conference for Construction Workers
AHPWDIPHCWU, Himachal Pradesh Health and Safety Seminar for Construction Workers (Specific focus on IFI Projects)
CFBWU, Uttar Pradesh Public Awareness Meeting on OHS
INCWF, Chhattisgarh OHS Awareness Meeting at Selected Cement Plants (Shree Cement & ACC)
DANMU, Delhi OHS Sensitisation and Candle Light Vigil in Workers’ Community
MAMU, Delhi OHS Awareness and Sensitisation Program
TKTMS, Tamil Nadu OHS & TU Rights Meeting (for Chennai Metro Rail Workers)
AHBWU, Rajasthan OHS Awareness Meeting and Candle Lighting

Azerbaijan: Construction unions join call for ILO to recognise health and safety as a fundamental right

As part of BWI’s campaign to persuade the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to recognise occupational health and safety as a fundamental right, the Azerbaijan Building and Construction Workers Union (Ishaat-IS) has signed joint declarations with two different construction companies in Azerbaijan on the importance of safe and healthy workplaces.
A week before this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, more than 70 declarations have already been signed both by trade unions and employers worldwide.
#SaveLivesAtWork #IWMD21

Central Asia/Eastern Europe: BWI affiliates campaign for safe working conditions and revived labour inspections


On IWMD, BWI affiliates in Central Asia and Eastern Europe campaigned for safe working conditions and demanded to revive labour inspection #BWI2020IWMD


Asia: ANROEV activities and initiatives for 28 April

ANROEV has supplied a list of some of their affiliates’ initiatives in various countries campaigning for the recognition of COVID 19 as an occupational and compensable disease.

ANROEV affiliates activities [pdf]

Asia-Pacific: On 28 April, take action to help combat COVID-19 – APHEDA

APHEDA Executive Officer Kate Lee reports on International Workers’ Memorial Day activities in the Asia/Pacific region.

“Tomorrow, on International Workers’ Memorial Day, we will be remembering our sisters and brothers around the globe who have died or been injured while at work.

“And in this time of crisis, we are highlighting the life-saving work of workplace health and safety campaigners who are stopping the COVID-19 pandemic in their workplaces and communities.

“Across the globe, our partner unions and community organisations are mobilising to help spread quality information on how to stay safe from the virus.

“In Indonesia, our partner organisation is working with low-income neighbourhoods of street vendors, waste pickers, and home-based workers, and they are providing life-saving protective equipment to high-risk workers.

“And in Thailand, our partner organisation is on the airwaves broadcasting crisis updates to communities of migrant workers who cannot otherwise access quality information in their own language.

“Tomorrow, you can take action on International Workers’ Memorial Day by sharing a social media message in support of the front-line workers who are helping stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

“You can also show your solidarity with workplace health and safety activists in vulnerable communities by contributing to the Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA Coronavirus Solidarity Fund.

“If you have already made a donation, tomorrow please share the appeal on social media with your workmates, friends, and family, as we remember our loved ones and our workmates who have lost their lives at work.

“In Unity,  Kate Lee
Executive Officer”

Asia: Anroev plans 28 April commemoration of COVID 19 Victims

Announcement from the ANROEV Secretariat, 2 April 2020

The Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental Victims is  scheduled to do a formal attribute to all the victims of COVID 19 who have sacrifices their lives, on the  occasion of International Workers Memorial Day 2020 ( 28 April 2020) with the theme of ” Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living.”

The ANROEV secretariat aims to collect names of workers and other front liners against the pandemic who have died fighting COVID-19. The compilation of names and information of those who died will be published as a public tribute during the IWMD 2020 commemoration on 28 April 2020.

Additionally, ANROEV members are encouraged to have their own memorial and tribute at the national level.

Ram Charitra Sah
Coordinator | ANROEV
ANROEV  Secretariat
C/O- Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED)
Mahalaxmi Municipality, Ward No.2, Lalitpur ,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel/Fax: +977-1-5201786
Mob: +977-9803047621