28 APRIL 2004
INTERNATIONAL WORKERS' MEMORIAL DAY
ICFTU Workers' Memorial Day 2004 webpage
ICFTU Workers' Memorial Day 2004 briefing
ICFTU news release, 28
ICEM 28 April:
A day to focus improvement on safe, healthy worksites. Good health, safety
culture inherent in ICEM's global agreements.
IFJ Prime time
for health and safety in media industry Say global journalists.
IMF The International
Metalworkers' Federation has published a special section (in three languages)
on their website for the Workers' Memorial Day.
ITF The Secretary
of the ITF’s Inland Transport Section speaks about the growing importance
of Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28.
The international building workers' union has published a Workers' Memorial
Day Poster pdf
ITGLWF Circular from
the general secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather
IUF On the occasion
of the IUF's World Executive Committee, IUF would like to invite you to
join the, at an event to mark International Workers Memorial Day, April
and IUF Call
ILO For 28 April, 2004
the ILO has sent out communications to its many field offices worldwide
requesting them to organize tripartite events. A new fact sheet, report
and other materials are available (in three languages) from the ILO web
A listing of ILO events.
TUAC The Trade Union
Advisory Committee to the OECD in Paris will let burn a commemoration
candle throughout the day on 28 April for workers within OECD countries.
UNITED NATIONS NY The
60-strong New York Labour Chorus will sing at the 28 April opening session
of the High Level Segment of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development
(CSD) where a Global union delegation will promote "Sustainable Work &
Workplaces" within this year's CSD themes of water, sanitation and human
NATIONAL LISTINGS 2004 [additional
entries will be made as new information becomes available]
- Argentina - Australia
- Austria- Bangladesh
- Belgium - Brazil
- Bulgaria - Burkina
Faso - Burundi - Canada
- China - Costa Rica
- Cook Islands - Croatia
- Czech Republic - Denmark
- Estonia - Fiji - Finland
- Georgian Federation - Ghana
- Guatemala - Guyana
- Hong Kong SAR Hungary
- India - Indonesia
- Israel - Italy
- Japan - Kenya
- Korea - Latin America /
Caribbean - Lithuania - Malawi
Malaysia - Mali
- Malta - Mauritania
- Nepal - New Zealand -
Nigeria - Papua New Guinea
- Panama - Palestine
- Peru - Philippines
- Poland - Portugal
- Senegal - Singapore
- South Africa - Spain
- Sri Lanka - Sweden - Tanzania
- Thailand - United Kingdom - USA
- Vietnam - Zimbabwe
AFRO Top African union leader to light candle
21-28 April A national week on occupational
safety and health.
Te informo las actividades programadas en Argentina
para el 28 de Abril.
UnionSafe Network Workers' Memorial Day
LHMU release and further
ACTU Observe One Minutes
Silence 9th International Workers' Memorial Day
Five work-related deaths per day: National commemorations
ÖGB The Austrian Trade Union Federation
are to join the Workers' Memorial Day by lighting commemoration candles,
sending out press releases and email notices.
Bangladesh Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Foundation is to
organise events in collaboration with the Institute of Science and Labour
(JAPAN) and Tokyo OHS Centre.
GTWL The Garments Tailor
Workers League (GTWL) intends to observe 28 April 2004.
The Belgium government links 28 April to its new "PhARAon" national
health and safety strategy.
Lula's Government observes April 28 in Brazil
28 April will be observed for the second year by Brazilian government
bodies and social partners as trade unions and employers' organizations.
The main ceremony will be held in Brasilia with the presence of Labor
Minister, Public Health Minister and Social Affair Minister. Representatives
of ILO and WHO will participate at the ceremony. Several government bodies
all the country will be organize activities and candle ceremonies to remember
workers died and injured at workplace. At this day the ministers will
launch several initiatives to struggle against accidents and diseases.
CITUB The initiatives, which CITUB will
be doing on 28 April as a commemoration day for the dead and injured workers,
are the following.
KNSB The ICEM-affiliated
Federation of the Independent Syndicates of Miners (KNSB) of Bulgaria
will organise a special meeting on 28 April on health and safety at work.
The Federation will also take part in a religious ceremon and has organised
events in mines all over the country aiming to stress the need for safer
working conditions and social benefits.
CSB Mettent l'Accent Sur VIH/SIDA Pour le
COSYBO The 'CONFEDERATION DES SYNDICATS
DU BURUNDI' will light a "CANDLE OF HOPE" for HIV/AIDS Victims at its
headquarters on 28 April. Contact email@example.com
CLC It is with great sorrow that after 20
years of fighting for improved legislation at both the federal and provincial/territorial
levels, the rate of deaths and injuries in the workplace are showing no
signs of decreasing.
CAW Canadian Auto Workers'
web briefing on Workers' Memorial Day.
CAW president Buzz Hargrove's address.
CUPE April 28th day
of mourning for workers killed and injured on the job.
ILO ILO has jointly organised a 28th April
seminar with the State Administration for Work Safety to mark World Day
for Safety and Health at Work.
CIWA The Cook Islands Workers' Association
plans for Workers' Memorial Day.
Brief report of events.
April Activities in Costa Rica.
UATUC The Union
of Autonomous Trade Unions of Croatia has designed an envelope and stamp
that will be used on April 28, 2004 by the central post office in Zagreb
for all the mail delivered on that day.
CMKOS The Czech-Moravian
Confederation of Trade Unions deepens stakeholder and trade union involvement
in 28 April programme.
Danish trade union movement has decided to dedicate April 28, 2004 to
special activities under the motto; "Safe and healthy work for all".
is the first time that the Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions will
celebrate the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers.
ILO 28th April:
The programme will include a specially created drama about an accident
at work, a keynote address by the Minister of Labour and a presentation
by employers on the cost of workplace accidents. A minute of silence will
be observed in memory of those who have died at work. Events will take
place at the Civic Centre, Suva. There will also be an exhibition of materials
on Occupational Safety and Health and a media and advertising campaign.
Trade Unions In Finland join the 28 April
list of activities planned by the GTUA and it's affiliates to mark the
International Day of Dead and Injured Workers.
Ghana Trades Union Congress will be organising activities to mark the
28th April in the country.
CUSG The ‘Confederacion
de Unidad Sindical De Guatemala’ will host a ceremony in front of its
headquarters in Guatemala city. A floral monument will be mounted and
commemoration candles lit. Short speeches, a moment of silence, accompanied
by music will be organised. Trade unions from the central part of the
country are expected to attend. Contact Carlos Enrique Mancilla Garcia
NACOSH The National
Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health recorded over 2,000
work-related accidents last year. Stabroek
HONG KONG SAR
CGO Central Government Offices
Over three hundred workers, some in wheelchairs, dressed in black T-shirts
joined the rally organized by the Association for the Rights of Industrial
Accident Victims (ARIAV) and the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions
(HKCTU) on Sunday, April 25, 2004 to mark the 9th International Commemoration
Day for the Dead and Injured Workers.
LIGA The Democratic
Confederation of Free Trade Unions Workers' Memorial Day plans.
The SOCIETY FOR
WORKING LIFE (Women & Health Congress
Secretariat) in New Delhi, India will light a commemoration candle on
28 April and consider how to spread the message to other workplaces. More
information about the theme will follow.
Contact Sunita Kaistha at firstname.lastname@example.org
training programmes and resources distribution are planned to mark the
28 April day.
ILO 26-28 April: Seminar on Occupational
Safety and Health in the Footwear sector, in Cibaduyut, Bangdung. Also
on 28 April (To be confirmed) - Launch of an Emergency Response Plan by
the Minister of Manpower and Transmigration at Petro Kimia, a big chemical
plant in Gresik. Contact: Gita Lingga, (62 21) 391 3112, email@example.com
on the occasion of 28 April, 2004.
CISL Italian Unions Create 28 April trend
For integrating OHS with sustainable development.
RENGO April 28/May
Day - Japan.
ILO 28th April will
mark the Launch of online
forum on occupational safety and health on the ILO's Japanese website
to promote good practice and discuss ideas for improving safety at work.
The forum will be open until 30th June. ILO Tokyo Office Contact: Mr.
Takanobu Teramoto, (81 3) 5467 2701, firstname.lastname@example.org
KPAWU Kenya Plantation and Agricultural
Workers Union is to light a "CANDLE OF HOPE" for dead, injured and HIV/AID's
FKTU A very comprehensive April 28 activities
report by KLSI-IIC.
KCTU Worker's Memorial
Day article in Korea Daily Labor News about the activties of Korean
Federation of Construction Industry Unions.
Organisation Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores will host a special
28 April ceremony for workers in all of the Americas and Carribean Countries.
It will be held in San José, Costa Rica. Further
The Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation
has published a Workers' memorial Day Briefing.
unions join 28 April commemoration events.
The Malaysian Trade Union Congress has annually lit 28 April commemoration
candles and will do so again this year. MTUC has circulated a survey (jointly
with a local univeristy) to analyse the degree of OHS awareness amsong
workers and will also host a a one-day OSH Workshop for affiliates.
Contact: Noorlaila Aslah, Steno at email@example.com
ILO April 28 will be
marked by distribution of the ILO report: "Safe Work, Safety Culture,"
printed by the National Institute for Safety and Health.
Confederation Syndicale des Travailleurs
du Mali take on 28 April as a yearly activity.
General Workers Union
of Malta Workers' Memorial Day activities
CGTM The Confederation
Generale Des Travailleurs De Mauritanie will organise a conference for
28 April at its headquarters in Nouakchatt and will invite civil society
and press represenatives to participate. More details to follow. Contact
Abdallahi Ould Mohamed dit NAHAHat firstname.lastname@example.org
GEFONT 28 April
becomes yearly mass mobilization event for human & trade union rights
NZCTU Candle &
memorial service with train and work stoppage in New Zealand for 28 April.
Visit the NZCTU
NLC The Nigeria
Labour Congress will be Holding a Workers Rally on HIV/AIDS as part of
the May Day activities and to mark April 28th, a symposium on April 28th
and a workshop for health and Safety officers between 18-21 April.
PGFTU On the first
of May (the International Labor Day), and the 9th International Commemoration
Day for Dead & Injured Workers on the 28th of April the Palestine General
Federation of Trade Union (PGFTU) will host a ceremony in commemoration
of the serious tragic accident in which 14 women workers that were killed
in Hebron in a gas factory on the 21st of October 1999.
Israeli forces block Palestinian union health and safety activity.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
ILO reports the
Ministry of Labour is organising a half day meeting on the Occupational
Safety and Health Bill, headed by the Secretary Ms. Margaret Elias.
Panama becomes the tenth country to adopt
Workers' Memorial Day
ILO Mobilises 28 April Events in Peru
Unions Join 28 April with first-ever activities throughout the country.
OMI The 'OBLATA
DE MARIA IMACULATA' (an order of Catholic priests) has performed 28 April
commemoration ceremonies every year since 1998 to honour dead and injured
workers. These have taken place at the 'Parroquia Nuestra Senora De La
Paz' in Lima, Peru. Commemoration activities will once again take place
on 28 April, 2004. Contact Padre Leblanc at email@example.com
TUCP Trade Union
Congress of the Philippines to organise a candle lighting and poster making
ILO reports that
on 28th April there will be a Tripartite Forum on Safety and Health at
Work, with presentations by government, workers and employers on their
programmes for safety and health at work, at ILO, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
Exhibition of photographs and IEC materials on safety and health, as well
as posters from the Trade Union poster contest. Contact: Sylvia Fulgencio,
Tel. (632) 867 4662, firstname.lastname@example.org
NSZZ "Solidarnosc" 28
Geral de Trabalhadores (UGT) 28 April activities.
du Sénégal se joignent aux activités du 28 Avril.
NTUC The National
Trades Union Congress of Singapore will organise a symbolic candle lighting
commemoration in its offices on 28 April. It will issue a solidarity statement
on the day and is considering the possibility of hosting a special seminar
(details to follow).Contact Evelyn Wong
NTUC statement on Workers' Memorial Day
AUPE will favorably
support our national center NTUC efforts on the activity. A seminar may
be organized to coincide with this international day to raise awareness
of the theme and commitment and also the continuing efforts in promoting
safety and health culture and minimizing work-related accidents and occupational
Michael Tan National, Secretary, Amalgamated Union of Public Employees.
COSATU WMD activities
Council of Trade Unions, Business Unity SA, ILO and Department of Labour,RSA,
will jointly commemorate the International Day For Dead & Injured Workers,
on 28 - 30 April 2004, in all 9 Provinces of the Republic of South Africa.
CC OO/UGT The ‘Comisiones Obreras’ and
‘Union General de Trabajadores’ have planned extensive activities in over
eighteen town, cities and regions of Spain for 28 April (See below and
attachment). The joint introductory statement for 28 April pays tribute
to the victims of the recent 11 March terrorist attack in Madrid and highlights
the specific activities that will take place throughout the country as
these relate to either or both 28 April themes for 2004. Contact Javier
Torres at email@example.com
ILO 28 April activities.
Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) will have work-related muscle and
joint problems as subject on April 28.
Tanzania 28th April will be marked by a tripartite event at the Karimjee
Hall in Dar-Es-Salaam to discuss the a document titled, "Safe Work and
Safety Culture". The Tanzania Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union
(TPAWU), Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA), ILO and the Tanzania
Employers Association (ATE) will be involved. Representatives of other
stakeholders e.g. civil society organisations have also been invited.
Asian Workers' Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Institute (OHSEI)
and the ILO invite you to join us at an event to mark International Workers
Memorial Day at 10 am on 28 April 2004 at OHSEI.
Further news from OHSEI.
Safety reps' alert for
Workers' Memorial Day 2004.
Safety reps' guide to organising
WMD background [pdf]
Greater Manchester Hazards Centre
Construction Safety Campaign announce a Workers' Memorial Day protest
at Wembley stadium where a worker was killed earlier this year.
A special edition of the TUC's Ezine Risks has been released
for Workers' Memorial Day.
A consolidated and frequently updated list of UK trade union Workers'
Memorial Day activities.
Suggestions for events and events planned so far to mark Workers'
Memorial Day 2004.
London Region is planning to use Workers Memorial Day to highlight their
on-going campaign on workers exposure to tobacco smoke while at work.
Greater details will follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime for further
information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TGWU A listing
of national and local TGWU activities.
Workers' Memorial Day poster. [pdf]
Further information and events.
Memorial Day Bulletin 2004
General briefing on Workers' Memorial Day
A briefing on Workers' Memorial Day aimed at the clergy and church
Memorial Day website.
AFL-CIO Workers' Memorial Day materials
CWA Useful and very
succinct Workers' Memorial Day alert from the Communication Workers of
SoCalCOSH has sponsored
a Workers' Memorial Day event at UCLA Downtown Labor Center.
UAW Workers Memorial
Day items have been posted to the International Union, United Automobile,
Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America website.
ILO 28 April will be marked by distribution
of a Vietnamese version of the report: "Safety in Numbers-pointers for
a global safety culture at work" by ILO to all labour inspectors and occupational
safety and health officers. The Department of Occupational Safety will
have activities to promote the Day.
Zimbabwe Social Partners Join 28 April Efforts With ILO.
NATIONAL LISTINGS 2003