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Ghana: TWU 28 April activities in Kokuago Brang Ahofo  Region

Ghanaian affiliate Timber and Woodworkers’ Union (TWU) will hold a #iwmd22 commemoration in Kokuago Brang Ahofo  Region, Wiawso, Ghana, distribute materials to workplaces to raise awareness  of workers’ safety, and ensure at least three company signatures of the BWI OHS Declaration that work safety be considered a fundamental human right.

Ghana: BWI affiliate announces greening and safety awareness plans for 28 April

Global building unions’ federation BWI has announced the 28 April plans of its Ghanaian affiliate Timber and Woodworkers’ Union (TWU).

TWU will hold a workplace Work place greening and tree plantation ceremony to Commemorate IWMD in Kokuago Brang Ahofo  Region, Wiawso, Ghana . TWU will distribute at least 2,000 posters fliers, letters, etc. to workplaces to raise both employer and employee awareness  of workers safety.

TWU will also ensure at least three signatures of the BWI OHS Declaration that work safety be considered a fundamental human right.

 

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

Global building unions’ federation BWI has announced the 28 April plans of its Ghana affiliates.

Construction and Building Material Workers’ union (CBMWU) , General Construction Mining and Quarry Workers Union (GCMQWU), Public Utility Workers’ Union (PUWU) and Public Services Workers’ Union (PSWU) will hold a joint safety inspection.

The inspection will be at company level and will include the signature of the BWI OHS Declaration with employers : “To promote OHS and evaluate the impact of OHS campaigns in the Construction sector and to also sign the  BWI declaration that worker safety be a fundamental right for the workers at workplace.”

Ghana: GCMQWU says health and safety is a fundamental right for workers

The General Construction, Manufacturing and Quarries Workers’ Union (GCMQWU) of Ghana has urged employers to adhere to safety measures at the workplace and also provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to reduce workplace accidents and deaths. Health and Safety is a fundamental right for all workers. #SaveLivesAtWork #IWMD2021 
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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
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Ghana: CBMWU calls on government to protect workers’ safety and rights

Message from Ghana’s Construction and Building Materials Workers Union on the International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April.

#BWI2020IWMD  #iwmd20

Ghana: TWU activities for 28 April includes successful workplace campaign

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Timber and Woodworkers’ Union (TWU) of Ghana celebrated International Workers’ Memorial Day  on 23 April with a workplace campaign at Samartex, a wood company that employs 150 workers. The campaign convinced the employer to hire a full-time Health and Safety officer.

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.