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Netherlands: 50 jaar Workers’ Memorial Day – FNV

Op woensdag 28 april organiseert de FNV samen met Bureau Beroepsziekten FNV en de Stichting Arbeidsongevallen een symposium op Workers’ Memorial Day. Jaarlijks komen in Nederland meer dan 4000 mensen om als gevolg van een arbeidsongeval of beroepsziekte. Dit zijn er veel te veel.
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Netherlands: Workers’ Memorial Day video message -FNV

Op deze Workers’ Memorial Day vertelt FNV-voorzitter Han Busker waarom het zo belangrijk is om stil te staan bij het grote aantal werknemers dat overlijdt door een beroepsziekte of een ongeval tijdens het werk. Juist ook tijdens deze coronacrisis. Neem dus een minuut de tijd om in stilte de slachtoffers te herdenken.

Global: 28 April message from Catalene Passchier – ILO Workers’ Group

A 28 message from Catelene Passchier, Chair of the Workers’ Group and Vice Chair of the Governing Body of the ILO, Special adviser to the FNV president. Read the transcript 


Holland: EU youth election marks 28 April

BWI affiliate in Holland FNV marked International Workers’ Memorial Day with an EU election for youth.

Holland: FNV takes on work toxics and cancer risks on Workers’ Memorial Day

Dutch union FNV has been very much involved in various actions that have built up pressure on employers such as a municipality, national railroad company (NS) and the airline KLM, which in the future might prevent more victims from the use of Chrome VI, a cause of occupational cancers. FNV will this year also celebrate Workers’ Memorial Day on the 28th of April in Rotterdam with special attention for toxic substances at work.

Related information (in Dutch).




Netherlands: FNV DEMANDS RECOGNITION of chronic solvent-induced disease VICTIMS

With a wreath at the Workers’ Memorial Monument in Amsterdam, the FNV today commemorates those who have died through work. In the Netherlands, approximately 3,000 employees annually by dirty and dangerous work. This year the theme of the painter disease OPS (chronic solvent-induced disease). FNV director Coen van der Veer: “In the Netherlands we have a group of employees who are seriously ill by exposure to solvents. They are left to their fate. No compensation, no recognition of their miserable position. We want recognition for this group of people which has been hit hard by the work they did. ” more