On the occasion of International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, 40 Malaysian trade unions and civil society groups, with the support of BWI, issued a statement demanding legal sanctions against construction companies that violate occupational health and safety standards. #BWI2020IWMD
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]
Malaysia’s Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) has moved to clarify that COVID-19 is recognised as an occupational disease under the country’s Employment Social Security Act 1969. Read more
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.