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Pakistan: BWI affiliate activities for 28 April

A number of Pakistani affiliates of Building and Wood Workers International – the federation that groups unions from the building, building materials, wood, forestry and allied sectors – are holding a range of activities to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.  Below are details of the various activities in a listing that will be continually updated as we hear of more:

ACE Employees Union (ACEEU) is organising a plant-level meeting with employees.

Pakistan Federation of Building and Wood Workers (PFBWW) is organising a meeting at Tarbela Dam to mark 28 April. The PFBWW will also  convene a bigger event on May Day that will involve messaging on International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Pakistan: Remembering the workers killed in construction of the massive Tarbela dam

PFBWW and the Awami Labour Union (ALU) marked International Workers’ Memorial Day by remembering all the workers who died in the construction of the Tarbela Dam.

Pakistan: Unions promote safety awareness through meetings and seminars on 28 April

To mark 28 April, BWI affiliates ACEEU and PFBWW  both plan to raise awareness of health and safety issues through meetings and seminars at infrastructure sites.

South Asia: Multiple activities planned for International Workers’ Memorial Day

Building Wood Workers’ International (BWI) affiliates in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh have planned a wide range of activities to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.  Those activities will  include workshops, roadshows, meetings, candlelight vigils, training, press events, seminars, silicosis screening a mega health camp and a human chain.


BMS In Gujarat one-day workshop on occupational health and safety will be held in association with the employer’s association and the Government along with a Road show on construction  workers safety and health issues on 28th April.

CFBWU Workers’ awareness meeting on occupational health and safety followed by a candlelight vigil.

INCWF Commemoration at the Lafarge Holcim plant in Chhattisgarh and 28 April commemoration at selected other cement plants across the country.

CLU Health and Safety Training Workshop for District-level and second line leadership in Patna, Bihar State.

AHBWU Mega Health Camp (focusing on stone quarry and construction workers) including screening for silicosis.

TKTMS Workers rally and press meeting in Dharampuri District, Tamil Nadu. Over 1,000 workers are expected to participate. Victims and affected families shall also share experiences at the press meeting.

MAMU Meeting with Workers on health and safety awareness in East Delhi.


ACEEU Awareness seminar on safety practices and possible hazards at worksites for construction workers in cooperation with selected employers.

PFBWW Occupational health and safety awareness for union members and local union leadership of the Tarbela T4 project.


NAC Unions are planning specific site level actions with  details to follow.


BBWWF Workers’ rally and occupational health and safety awareness in Dhaka (including Metro workers) and the Khulna Districts.

BSBWWF Human chain in front of Dhaka Press Club followed by a press meeting on occupational health and safety.

Pakistan: Members of PFBWW commemorate Workers Memorial Day

Members of the Pakistan Federation of Building and Wood Workers (PFBWW) commemorate Workers Memorial Day in Gadoon Industrial state

28 April – public meeting in Pakistan, Tarbela Dam (Phase IV), Haripur

In Pakistan, the PFBWW will be holding a public meeting at the Tarbela Dam Extension Project (Phase IV) located in Haripur district