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UNTA This 28 April, the Uniaorabalhadores de Angola (UNTA) will join unions around the world with a seminar focusing on workplace aspects of HIV/AIDS, including the role trade unions can play in its solution. The meeting will start with a minute of silence for commemorating those who have died or have become ill because of their work.



CTA   On 28th April, the Central de Trabajadores Argentinos CTA will organise a seminar  next 26th April, on Occupational Health and Safety and Environment, under the moto: "Death at the workplace are a crime." For more information on this event, please contact Marcelo Horacio Fiscina • Programme


CGT RA Les enviamos las actividades de CGT RA para este 28 de abril en Conmemoración de las y los trabajadores fallecidos y lesionados en accidentes de trabajo y enfermedades profesionales. En los próximos días se colocarán banners en las paginas web 
Entres las actividades destacamos : 
• El Diseño, impresión y distribución de los centros de trabajo de los diferentes asociaciones sindicales del Folleto de conmemoración del día 28 de abril, con el lema “Juntos, Defendamos Nuestros Derechos”
• Acto de Conmemoración, en la planta baja del edificio de la CGT-RA, en la placa colocada en memoria de los trabajadores accidentados y/o fallecidos en ocasión del trabajo, por miembros del Secretariado 
• Asimismo, colocaremos en la página de CGT RA Internacional el video de homenaje exhibido en Segundo Congreso de la Confederación Sindical Continental de las y los Trabajadores de las Américas - CSA.
For more information on CGT activities for this 28th April, please contact Marta Pujadas




AMRC: Invisible Victims of Development - Workers Health and Safety in Asia   Press Conference and OSH Report Asia on April 26 commemorating Workers Memorial Day. As international companies increased their investment in Asia, it became clear that the poor working conditions they brought required an informed response from labour and its supporters. Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) was part of that response and was founded in Hong Kong in 1976.

A new publication, ‘Report on Invisible Victims of Development - Workers Health and Safety in Asia’, is an effort by the Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) to highlight the severity of the problem with a detailed report highlighting the problems in case studies of 6 Asian countries - China, India, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. The absence of figures also highlights invisibility of the impacted workers and their families and most of the time even denial about their existence by the governments in the region. Yet they exist at ground- impacted due to hazardous conditions at work and denied justice in terms of compensation, rehabilitation and dignity in society and they form the most marginalised and exploited section of the society.

'Invisible Victims of Development - Workers Health and Safety in Asia' Time: 4- 6 pm . Date: April 26, 2012 Venue: Foreign Correspondents Club, Central, Hong Kong • AMRCCover artworkLaunch reportAMRC news release and report webpage, draft report, postcards and videosAFL-CIO now blogThe GuardianCNNSouth China Morning Post




BWI Demanding their rights be recognized and celebrating their contributions to build a fair and decent society, construction, forestry and wood working unions held several rallies around the Asia-Pacific region to celebrate International Workers’ Memorial Day and International Labour Day. More




ACTU   Unions and Trades and Labour Councils around Australia will hold Memorial events on Friday, 27 April and Saturday, 28 April. All are welcomes to attend. WMD events listing

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) media alert Strong action required to end death from asbestos exposure: unions On Workers Memorial Day 2012, ACTU President Ged Kearney will join mesothelioma sufferer Lyall Watts and a woman whose husband died from the asbestos related disease, Maitea Medina, to call for tough measures to prevent future deaths. Australia has the world’s highest rate of asbestos-related deaths and unions want the Government to set up a national authority to remove asbestos from the built environment by 2030.

Unions Tasmania Secretary Kevin Harkins is calling on the community to spend a minute tomorrow remembering those that have lost their lives due to illness and injury at work. More



VTHC/IDSA   Workers Memorial Day event organised by the Victorian Trades Hall Council in conjunction with Industrial Deaths and Advocacy Inc (IDSA). Friday 27 April 2012 10.30am (for 28 April) Invitation to all health and safety representatives and delegates at the ‘Remembrance Rock’, Corner Victoria and Lygon Streets, Carlton South Speakers include: Brian Boyd , VTHC Secretary, Lorraine Quirke – President of IDSA, Performance by The Trade Union Choir

April 28 marks International Workers Memorial day - the global union campaign for safer, healthier, better work. The ICFTU has announced the international theme for 2012 is 'Unions make work safer' - acknowledging the crucial role played by trade unions, strong regulation and effective enforcement in securing safer workplaces. In addition to the international theme, Australian unions are focusing on industrial deaths caused by exposure to toxic substances, most notably asbestos. The aim is to have an Asbestos-Free Australia by 2030 - and to initiate a staged removal of asbestos immediately.
IDSA will be hosting morning tea following the event in the Trades Hall Meeting Rm 1 (entry from Victoria St)
Workers Memorial Day is organised by the Victorian Trades Hall Council in conjunction with Industrial Deaths and Advocacy Inc (IDSA). Contact your union or check out the website



AMWU   Pause and remember - International Workers Memorial Day. Every year people across the world pause to remember those injured and killed at work while committing to continue to improve work health and safety.  In March 2012 the Australian Federal government announced a National Workers' Memorial, which will be constructed on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra and provide a focal point for the national commemoration of the annual International Workers' Memorial Day on 28 April. Senator Doug Cameron said the memorial "will serve as a poignant reminder of the importance of work health and safety and the need for a determined and continued effort by all to prevent work-related accidents and disease". 
So consider what you might do at your workplace on April 28th or its nearest working day. More details



OHSE   Union will focus on: Safe and Green Jobs
On 28th April, Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE) , the OSH powerhouse of labour movement in Bangladesh will organize following events: (i) National Tripartite Seminar: “PROMOTION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH IN A GREEN ECONOMY”, National Press Club Dhaka, 28 April 2011 (ii) Special television talk show: Importance of 28 April in the world of work and Right of the OSH victims, to be on airing at BTV on 28 April 2012 evening (ii) Ship Breaking Workers: Workers Chain for safe and decent work in ship breaking - 10am at Shitakunda, Chittagoong on 28 April (with support of the OSHE/FNV Project) . 

Associated national trade union centeres and unions of the OSHE will attend those scheduled events with an emphasize the crucial role played by trade unions, strong regulation and effective enforcement in securing safer job and making greener workplaces. For more information on OHSE's activities for this 28th April, please contact AR Chowdhury REPON

Mukto Sramik Federation will organise a workshop for its members at Dhaka on Green Jobs. It will discuss how green jobs will help to create health and safety at workplace.




ELA For this 28th April, the Basque union ELA will organise conference and mobilisations to raise worker worker awareness about the influence of the current economic situation on psychosocial risks. For more information on ELA´s activities for this day, you can contact Mrs. Leire Txakartegi Iramategi




FGTB/C-DAST/ASFS   Unions will debate on strenuousness of work and retirement in Belgium On 28th April, the Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique (FGTB), the Centre de Défense et d'Action pour la Santé des Travailleurs (C-DAST) and the Atelier Santé du Forum Social (ASFS) will organise an seminar in the Bois du Cazier. The seminar title is 'Strenuousness of work and retirement' ). The event location is symbolic: a restored coal mine in which 262 miners died in 1956 following a technical accident.

For more information on FGTB/C-DAST/ASFS activities for this 28th April, please contact Philippe Vigneron,

FGTB/C-DAST/ASFS   Le 28 Avril, la Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique (FGTB), le Centre de Défense et d'Action pour la Santé des Travailleurs (C-DAST) et l'Atelier Santé du Forum Social (ASFS) organiseront un séminaire au Bois du Cazier. L'intitulé du séminaire est 'Pénibilité au travail et fin de carrière' . Le lieu de l'événement est symbolique: une mine de charbon restaurée dans laquelle 262 mineurs sont décédés en 1956 à la suite d’un accident technique.

Pour plus d'informations sur les activités de FGTB/C-DAST/ASFS pour ce 28 avril, veuillez s'il vous plaît vous mettre en contact avec Philippe Vigneron:




CONTICON-CUT Seminario s/ Uso de Tóxicos 
Seminario tripartita en localidad de Pernanbuco, Marreta

CUT In the context of 28th April, the Central Unica dos Trabalhadores (CUT) Brazil, will officially sign the National OHS Programme (PLANSAT) and will organise a ceremony in front of the National Social Security Institute, to denounce the deaths as a consequence of work hazards, tomorrow, 27th April, in São Paolo region. CUT will be asking for strenghtening prevention policies and the respect of victim workers' rights, in particular during the medical examination, which tend to treat workers as cheaters or go through humiliating procedures to validate a work-related accident. In addition to death and accidents, this years' 28th April will show the impact of work on the psyco-social health of workers, which are highly related with suicides, and unfortunately are growing among workers in several economic sectors. The 27 CUT in the Brazilian states will also organise activities. For more information on CUT Brazil activities for this 28th April, please contact Claudia Rejane de Lima

CUT   Secretaria Nacional de Saúde do Trabalhador da CUT A CUT Brasil participará, em Brasília, da solenidade de assinatura do PLANSAT - Programa Nacional de Saúde e Segurança no Trabalho, construído de forma tripartite e realizará um ato de denúncia das mortes por acidente de trabalho, dia 27 de abril, na região central de São Paulo. O ato nacional será realizado em frente à agência do INSS – Instituto Nacional de Seguro Social para cobrar do poder público maior rigor com as políticas de prevenção e respeito aos direitos dos trabalhadores acidentados, em especial durante as perícias médicas, pois, via de regra, os peritos tratam os trabalhadores como fraudadores do sistema, não reconhecendo os acidentes de trabalho e imputando-lhes uma trajetória de humilhações nas avaliações de incapacidade. Além das mortes, expressão mais contundente da violência sofrida pelos trabalhadores e trabalhadoras, nas celebrações do 28 de Abril deste ano, a CUT buscará dar visibilidade às enfermidades mentais geradas pelo trabalho que, junto com as LER-DORT, lideram os motivos de afastamento do trabalho e têm uma estreita relação com os suicídios, que também, infelizmente, vem crescendo entre os trabalhadores de vários setores econômicos. As estaduais da CUT, estruturadas nos 27 estados brasileiros, também realizarão atividades em âmbito local e regional.




BWI OHS campaign at FADOUL-COGEB road Construction site and media campaign, Tanghin Dassouri and Ouagadougou, 27- 30 April.

FTBBF/FNTCS/SNTBB One day workshop for OHS committee members, Ouagadougou, 28 April. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day webpages




CLC - Day of mourning statement   This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Westray mine disaster, where an underground methane explosion took the lives of 26 workers.  Since then, the labour movement worked for parliament to pass legislation, the so-called Westray bill,  which amended the Criminal Code of Canada in order to hold employers, who failed to take steps to protect the lives of their employees, criminally liable.  The Westray bill provided a new regime outlining the framework of corporate liability in Canada Read more

Congrès du travail du Canada Déclaration du Jour de Deuil 2012 Cette année marque le 20e anniversaire du désastre à la mine Westray en Nouvelle-Écosse, où une explosion de méthane souterraine a pris la vie de 26 travailleurs. Depuis, le mouvement syndical a travaillé avec acharnement afin que le Parlement adopte une loi, le soi-disant projet de loi Westray, qui modifie le Code criminel du Canada afin de tenir criminellement responsables les employeurs qui manquent de prendre les mesures nécessaires pour protéger la vie de leurs employés et employées. Le projet de loi Westray a pourvu un nouveau régime décrivant le cadre de la responsabilité des entreprises au Canada. Plus

See the CLC Kill a worker, go to jail WMD poster here



Workers Health and Safety Centre   Update from Marty White, Workers Health and Safety Centre

"Here in Ontario, the Workers Health and Safety Centre continues to support labour council’s and communities who organize Day of Mourning Events.  Our event listing for Ontario Day of Mourning events can be found here We also have additional resources such as DOM monument locations across Ontario." Further details from Marty WhiteWHSC WMD



CUPE Convention delegates to join with community members to attend National Day of Mourning event in Victoria, British Columbia. More than 600 delegates to CUPE BC’s annual convention will join CUPE Local 50 members, the Victoria Labour Council and community members on April 28, 2012 to honour the dead and fight for the living in recognition of the National Day of Mourning. more



CLC - Ontario   Labour Councils across Ontario invite you to join them and honour those who have lost their lives, been injured or became ill, due to their work. 

For a complete list of the 2012 National Day of Mourning Ceremonies across Ontario, please click on the attached link: Ontario 2012 Day of Mourning Ceremonies28 April photo album

CSN, FTQ and CSD The three Quebec national centers CSN, FTQ and CSD will meet this 27th April and organise a minute of silence and wear a black ribbon to commemorate workers dead or injured at work. Trade unions will be asking for a mandatory OHS committee in all workplaces as well as more time for prevention activities. Awareness-raising tools will be distributed in every union. Trade unions have also asked the Labour Ministry to fly their flag half mast.


CWC The CWC has published a briefing paper Investing in Decent Work: Leveraging workers' capital for healthy and safe workplaces to mark INternational Workres' Memorial Day




FENATRABAT/FTTB One day workshop for OHS committee members and media campaign in N'Djamena, 28 April. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day webpages




FETRACOMA Construyendo Chile con Salud y Seguridad Campaña de Concientización con apoyo tripartita




CHINA - update from Dave Feickert "In Beijing, where I am at the moment the Chinese government has invited representatives from foreign embassies to attend a memorial event this Saturday, 28 April.  In the Chinese coal industry, where I work as a safety adviser the number killed (official figures) will likely be just under 2,000, this year. This is a considerable fall from the 6,995 killed in 2002 in and industry only one third the size it is now. To reduce this terrible toll remains a pressing task. As China goes through its rapid industrialisation and the associated accident-prone period which all industrialising countries have been through, many other workers are being killed and maimed in other high risk industries, too."




SUNTRACS Campaña Informativa y Foro s/ Salud Laboral  Campaña + Foro.

CTRN The Costa Rica national center CTRN will organise a forum addressing the importance of OHS commissions for realising decent work, 27th April.




UATUC activities for the 28 April On Wednesday, 25 April, the UATUC will organize a conference entitled "Overtime and shift work and workers' health". The Conference will be organized in Zagreb, in the UATUC headquarters. Apart from the opening words by the UATUC President Mladen Novosel, and Ljubomir Pintarić, president of the UATUC OSH Coordination, we will have presentations by Mrs Marija Zavalić, director of the Croatian Institute of the Protection of Health and Safety at Work, who will give the overview of the situation, problems and researches on the shift and overtime work and its influence of workers' health; this presentation will be followed by phd Biserka Radošević Vidaček, from the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Medicine, who will also address the issue of the extended working hours, shift work and safety at work. There will also be a floral wreath laying ceremony for all the workers who died as a consequence of workplace injury/illness. Further details: Dijana ŠobotaConference report




SEK   Today, in Cyprus, the SEK union will join unions around the world with a special ceremony where a candle will be lit in memory of those who were killed in work-related accidents and illnesses. The ceremony will take place at the SEK headquarters in Strovolos, Nicosia.




CMKOS It is already the tradition that on the occasion of the International Day for Dead and Injured Workers the Czech - Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (CMKOS) organises the commemoration activity with candle ceremony followed by the seminar for the health and safety experts of affiliated unions, from the centre as well as regions. The representatives of the CMKOS, of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and of other institutions involved will participate in this event. 
This year the title of the topic to be dealt with is “New chemical legislation”. Further details from: Miroslav Kosina, CMKOS Health and Safety




FENTICOMMC   Seminario Nacional de Higiene y Seguridad en el Trabajo  Seminario Nacional



SOICSCES Taller en conmemoración del “Día de los trabajadores caídos y fallecidos en accidentes de trabajo”




Update on activities by BWI affiliates One day workshop for OHS Committee members and media campaign at marble tiles industries. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day webpages




Confédération européenne des syndicats (CES) A l’occasion de la Journée commémorative des travailleurs du 28 avril, la CES réaffirme clairement sa conviction que la santé et la sécurité au travail à tous les niveaux représentent une priorité syndicale fondamentale. La CES continuera à lutter, avec ses affiliés nationaux et européens, pour une amélioration de la santé et de la sécurité au travail et pour de meilleures conditions de travail. Les systèmes de prévention en matière de santé et de sécurité doivent être renforcés. Afin de parvenir à des normes plus hautes et à une meilleure protection des travailleurs au sein des entreprises, la CES met l’accent sur quatre domaines d’actions prioritaires qui demandent des actions immédiates :

1) Représentants des travailleurs pour la santé et la sécurité : chaque travailleur devrait avoir un représentant pour la sécurité.
2) Inspection du travail : il faudrait au moins un inspecteur de terrain pour 10.000 travailleurs pour faire en sorte que les normes soient respectées.
3) Services de santé et de sécurité au travail : les objectifs minimum, la multidisciplinarité, les compétences et l’indépendance doivent être garantis par la loi.
4) Domaines où la sécurité et la santé au travail sont négligées : risques psychosociaux, troubles musculo-squelettiques et risques chimiques doivent être considérés comme des questions de première priorité dans toute politique de santé et de sécurité à chaque niveau de l’industrie et des services.

European Trade Union Confederation On the occasion of International Workers’ Memorial Day, 28 April, the ETUC reaffirms its conviction that health and safety at work at all levels is a fundamental trade union priority. The ETUC will continue to fight for better health and safety at work and better working condition together with its national and European affiliates.
Health and safety prevention systems must be strengthened! To achieve higher standards and better protection for workers at the workplace the ETUC highlights four priority areas which demand action now:

1) Workers Health and Safety Representatives: each worker should have a Safety Representative;
2) Labour inspection: there should be at least one Health and Safety inspector per 10 000 workers to ensure standards are enforced;
3) Occupational health and safety services: minimum targets, multi-disciplinary, competency and independence must be ensured by law;
4) Neglected areas in workplace health and safety such as psychosocial risks, musculoskeletal disorders and chemical hazards must be considered top priority issues in any health and safety policy at every level of industry and services.





FO  JOURNÉE MONDIALE SUR LA SANTÉ ET LA SÉCURITÉ AU TRAVAIL Comme chaque année, la Confédération Force ouvrière s’associe pleinement à la journée mondiale de la commémoration des travailleurs morts et blessés au travail le 28 avril 2012.  plus




FRENCH POLYNESIA This 28th April and for the first time, the five national trade union centres in French Polynesia will commemorate together workers that have lost their lives and/or health at work. They will discuss a plan of action to ensure better OHS at work. For more information on French Polinesia activities, please contact Yan Tu, from TU'A I MUA




IG BAU   The German union IG BAU will join this 28th April through many workplace actions in companies and construction sites, including the distribution of a sticker showing the number of workers that have loss their lives as a consequence of occupational accidents. Major events will be organised in the cities of Aachen and Leipzig. For more information on this event, please contact Gerhard Citrich




GHANA TUC   For this 28th April, the Ghana Trades Union Congress and its affiliates will organise an occupational safety and health walk. After the walk participants will assembly at the Ghana TUC forecourt to listen to speakers on Occupational Health and Safety issues.




Chief Minister of Gibraltar The Hon Fabian Picardo Workers Memorial Day and May Day Message

On behalf of the Government of Gibraltar, and as Chief Minister, I want to highlight to the whole community the importance of celebrating Workers Day on the 1st May and commemorating Workers Memorial Day on the 28th April.

In the Europe of today, our lives have become increasingly sophisticated by new technologies, social and traditional media. The work place has also developed for many Gibraltarians who have left behind manual trades in favour of more highly remunerated, white collar occupations.

None of that changes where we have come from. In living memory Gibraltarian workers were treated as second class citizens in work places where others – of the same rank – enjoyed privileges denied to our people. Also in living memory our people did not enjoy parity of wages with the UK – another industrial battle won that redefined Gibraltar and had a massive effect beyond the wage packet.

All of these anecdotal references do not have to hark back a century to be relevant to the progress that workers representatives have made in establishing the basic rights of working people.

So on the 1st May we remember the massacre of workers demonstrating in Chicago in 1886 as we celebrate the establishment of the eight hour working day (one of the early demands of Socialist International) in times where many of our people have to work longer – but have their doing so recognised by way of overtime payments, bonuses or otherwise.

Indeed, as our society becomes increasingly sophisticated and so many of our people have swapped construction and associated manual trades for days spent labouring in front of computer screens – let us not forget that many of our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers had to work much harder for less than anyone can expect to earn today. That is why celebrating 1st May on the day itself is important.

It was the GSLP that introduced a minimum wage in Gibraltar when first in Government between 1988 and 1996 and we now also return the 1st May Bank Holiday to the day itself; two key socialist issues. I therefore call upon you all, regardless of party political affiliations, to join in the events being organised by the Gibraltar Trades Council and the Government so the whole of our community can give Workers Day the prominence it deserves.

It is now also the GSLP, with our Liberal partners, who are introducing Workers Memorial Day as an annual bank holiday. As the grandson of a man who died in an industrial accident, it has been hugely satisfactory for me to introduce this commemorative holiday as a long weekend at the end of April. I recognise the work of Unite (in particular Gilbert McCarthy and Christian Duo) in raising the profile of this day.

Workers die around the world everyday whilst they labour to earn a living. Just last year a man lost his life working in Gibraltar.

We can therefore never be too careful when it comes to the protection of life in the workplace. That is why I adopt the phrase “remember the dead and fight for the living” which Unite is promoting as part of the events of 28th April co-sponsored by the Government and to which people from across the Community and across the political divide have been invited.

I have heard criticism of the fact that we are declaring a bank holiday to commemorate those who have died at work. Surprisingly, no-one criticised bank holidays given to celebrate royal weddings or winning court cases later lost on appeal. This day is much more poignant, enduring and relevant and I am hugely proud to have been able to declare it a holiday.

Finally, if you are going to take advantage of the fact that this year will be an extra long holiday weekend to go away – wherever you are, spare a thought for the events and sacrifices that give rise to these holidays. Enjoy –but do not forget.




ILO    A new report by the ILO launched for 28 April, the day created by unions as Workers' Memorial Day or the International Day of Mourning, says the greening of the economy should be accompanied by the proper integration of workplace safety and health measures. 
ILO says jobs in the green economy should be safe and healthy

BWI Remember the dead and fight for the Living ! – Friday 28th April is International Workers Memorial Day, and Trade Unions all over the world are organising rallies and protest marches to reject dangerous working conditions in the building and timber trades. more




SINSCG Capacitación a Empresarios en el tema de Seguridad Laboral  Capacitación a 50 compañeros en el tema de Seguridad Laboral  Capacitación a Inspectores del Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social y del Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social IGSS 
Acreditación al Consejo Departamental de Salud y Seguridad Ocupacional  Gestión ante autoridades laborales Panel Foro: “La Seguridad Laboral, con Mística Tripartita”  Panel Foro Tripartita




SINTRAINCESHA Encuentro con Familiares de victimas de accidentes laborales Encuentro c/ familiares de victimas y fallecidos por accidentes de trabajo




Update from BWI CSGWU Rally on OSH for construction workers.

ARIAV activities in 2012 "The Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims (ARIAV) was established in 1981 by a group of industrial injured workers, occupational diseases sufferers and the families of the fatal workers. It is indignant that our government refused to establish an official Workers’ Memorial Day, and so no official activities will be held. We started the remembrance activities and workplace safety campaigns every year on the same date from 2001. We tried to held different memory activities, for instance, Monument Designing Campaign, Exhibitions and Forums. In 2012, we started the remembrance activities on April 22nd. Through the Forum and exhibitions to discuss how to enhance “Employees' Compensation Ordinance” in order to protect workers’ rights. And the exhibitions show public the accidence in Hong Kong, and let public to reflect the unfair and difficult situation of the workers. We also invite people to make a flower to express their respect." Further details from ARIAV




MSZOSZ   This 28th April, the MSZOSZ, the National Confederation of Hungarian Trade Unions will organise two major events. On April 26, trade unionists will lay wreath at the Memorial of work related dead. On April 27 a conference will be organised under the title "Safe and Healthy Work for All", with the participation of app. 170 - 200 persons. It will be attended by workplace safety representatives, trade union experts, employers safety responsibles, labour and safety inspectors.
The chief labour inspector will report on the activities of the Labour Inspectorate, and stand for discussion on their next tasks; the employer and workers co-chairs of the National OSH COmmittee will present their policies and practices. Special attention will be paid to the work related illnesses, and the psychosocial risks and its management. For more information on MSZOSZ activities for this 28th April, please contact Károly György

LIGA Today, 27th April, the LIGA Trade Union in Hungary will organise an action called "Pick up the gauntlet!". In this action, trade union officials will share out a pair of safety gloves (gauntlets), a safety helmet and a flyer on the International Commemoration Day for Dead & Injured Workers. LIGA officials will go to the streets and give these packages to road workers, to raise awareness to the importance of work safety, and to the fact that last year more than 17.000 work related injuries were registered and 80 lives were taken in Hungary.




PTRC   From Jagdish Patel, Peoples Training and Research Centre in Gujarat, India. 28 April is 4th Saturday of the month - public holiday for State Govt employees. Keeping this in mind, Silicosis victims decided ( at their meeting yesterday) to organize rally on 27 April from Shakarpur to Khambhat and will give memorandum to the Chief Administrator. More information: Jagdish PatelPTRC

UPDATE from Jagdish Patel: "Our plan changed again. Police did not permit rally on 27th as there is some Govt program in the town. Now, shifted rally on 1st May- May day as well as establishment of Gujarat State. On this day in 1960, Gujarat and Maharashtra were separated from Bombay State after prolonged public movement in both the States for statehood."

Update from the global union federation BWI
(Kerala State, India) In collaboration with IMF, a One-day interactive activity event on Asbestos ban in the state – involving TU national centres and other concerned government departments. Submission of memorandum to the Chief Minister of Kerala. TCWF (Tamil Nadu State, India) Joint OHS awareness camp at one of the Builder’s Associatio.

TCWF (Tamil Nadu State, India) Joint OHS awareness camp at one of the Builder’s Association of India (Tamil Nadu state) work sites at Chennai and followed by meeting with journalists.

BMS (Gujarat State, India) Week long events Leafleting and OHS awareness camps at different worksites across major cities in Gujarat state OHS Seminar highlighting workers’ issues and concerns (to involve contractors / builders association) Meeting of Gujarat Accident Victims Association (GAVA) launched last year. Press Conference

Indian trade unionists urge Government of Kerala to ban asbestos Commemorating the International Workers' Memorial Day on April 27, 2012 at Thiruvananthapuram, State capital of Kerala, the state leadership of central trade unions INTUC, AITUC, CITU and IMF, BWI affiliate KKNTC urged the Government of Kerala to ban asbestos. In a memorandum to Mr. Oommen Chandy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala, unions stated that “about 50 countries besides International Labour Organization (ILO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Agency for Research on Cancer have realised “safe and controlled use” of asbestos is not possible and consequently have banned asbestos because of the incurable but preventable cancer caused by this killer fibre”. More




Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq (FWCUI)  FWCUI has organised a workers' march on the occasion of International Workres' Memorial Day at 4.30 pm. The march will start from square of workers in the city of Sulaymaniyah towards the statue in the park factor (Azadi) passing through the street (Kani housing). Participants in the march will carry ten coffins symbolic, recalling the ten workers who died in less than two months in the city of Sulaymaniyah and its environs as a result of growing in terrible accidents in recent times. Workers will raise slogans demanding: 1 - a portion of the profits that accrue to the capitalists of our product to maintain our lives and our safety in the workplace. 2 - The government of the Territory in Kurdistan and the central government in Iraq to ensure that materials provide occupational safety and health at the workplace in the labor law to impose censorship and workers' representatives and safety professionals working for companies and employers.




ICTU   On the occasion of workers memorial day the ICTU will hold a national event at which the General Secretary of the Irish Congress Trade Unions, will lead a minutes silence and then launch the ' Speak Up for Safety Health and Welfare at Work' campaign.  The campaign developed by the ICTU Health and Safety Committee, highlights the important role played by union safety representatives and includes materials to assist trade union members to discuss and raise health and safety concerns at work. ICTU WMD Webpage • Contact: Esther Lynch




AFeVA   The asbestos victims' association of Casale (AFeVA), is planning a major event in Casale Monferrato. On 28 April, a silent rally will start at 6.15 pm in Piazza Castello and will make its way tothe Eternit plant where the people will put a white rose on the gate. At 9 pm at the city theatre, there will be a perfomance of the play "Come una clessidra," by Enrico Pesce. AFeVA was instrumental in the campaign for justice for asbestos victims in Italy, which culminated this year when the former owner of the Eternit conglomerate Stephan Schmidheiny and Belgian baron Louis de Cartier de Marchienne, a major shareholder in the firm, were each sentenced in Turin to 16 years in prison on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.  Programma




Update on activities by BWI affiliates OHS campaign at Twiga Construction, baba dogo site, to involve an estimated 900 workers. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day webpages




BWI “Stop construction to not stop life”: Continental Journey of Struggle toward the April 28, 2013 more




FENIBABCOM Public conference on OHS with media campaign, Bamako, 28 April. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day webpages




GWU The Turu Micallef Health and Safety Institute of the General Workers Union in Malta will be commemorating this 28th April by holding a seminar on Work-related stress. A press release will also be issued to inform the general public about the importance of 28 April, asking public institutions to fly their flags half mast in honor of those who died in their workplaces. For more information on GWU activities for this 28th April, please contact Joe Carabott




SNI One day workshop for OHS committee members, Nouatchoot, 28 April. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day webpages




MEXICO   Mexican unions joined experts from a variety of organisations for the first Mexico City Conference on Occupational Health and Safety and Environment. The event was organised within the framework of 28th April 2012, and counted with the participation of representatives from the ILO, UNEP, the Mexican University UNAM, doctors' associations and was inaugurated by the Mexico City major. For more information on this event, please contact Hector San Roman




CNSM Activities carried out by the National Trade Union Confederation of Moldova within the context of the 28th April International Commemoration Day for Dead & Injured Workers. On 27th of April 2012, National Trade Union Confederation of Moldova (CNSM) held a special sitting on the occasion of the 28th April International Commemoration Day for Dead & Injured Workers. Representatives of Moldovan Government, International Labour Organization, Labour Inspection and Employers Confederation also took part in this event. This year’s activities focused on promotion of occupational health and safety in a green economy. Facebook photo




Update from the global union federation BWI

BWI-NAC (Nepal)  Joint interactive session with FCAN and to organise a OHS awareness event at a major FCAN constituent worksite




FNV   In the context of this 28th April, the Netherlands' national center FNV has asked its members to take pictures of dangerous workplaces. The winning photos can be seen here With  this contest, the Dutch Federation of Trade Unions FNV wants to draw attention for the need for more Labour Inspectors. The Netherlands has the lowest amount of Inspectors in Western Europe, only 1 inspector for 40.000 workers!For more information on FNV activities for this 28th April, please contact Wim van Veelen




NZCTU The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU)  will be holding memorial events on the Friday 27 April and Saturday 28 April  at numerous locations around NZ. We have produced a poster for WMD which has also been distributed to our Union branches. A further event will be held on  SATURDAY 28th April 2012 at 1:00pm -  Workers’ Memorial, Memorial Park, Fitzroy Street, PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand.
NZCTU 28 April Flickr page and health and safety/28 April webpagesNews release




FITCMN Conferencia s/ el Día de internacional de los trabajadores lesionados y fallecidos por causa de trabajo  Conferencia + impresión de afiches




NLC   On 28 April, the Nigerian Labour Congress will co-organise several activities in the country, on the theme on promoting OHS in a green economy. A special focus will be given to occupational health and safety issues related to agricultural workers, waste workers, street cleaners, sewage workers and asbestos. The Nigerian TUC will also visit the National Assembly to put pressure on the pending OSH bill. 28 April banners will be displayed in strategic parts of the country, and after the 28th April, on the May 2nd an event will be organised in the House of Senate Committee on Labour. For more information on NTUC activities for this 28th April, please contact Ms Maureen Onya




LO - NORWAY  The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (Landsorganisasjonen I Norge, LO) is planning to follow the Norwegian tradition, and is one of the organisers of a tripartite conference to emphasise the importance of collaborative efforts to avoid injuries, accidents and illness due to work. The conference to be held on 27 April, the day before Workers’ Memorial Day, addresses a range of working environment issues where cooperation between employers and employees secures good occupational health and safety practices at work. Further information: Øyvind RongeværProgramEnglish version




PAKISTAN - International Workers’ Memorial Day oberved around the world on April 28 for remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. Workers’ Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace accidents and ill health and to promote campaigns and union organisation in the fight for improvements in workplace safety. The slogan for the day is Remember the dead-Fight for the living. The 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) in a green economy. There is a shift in the world to a greener and more sustainable economy. However, even if certain jobs are considered to be “green”, the technologies used may protect the environment but not be safe at all. As the green economy develops, it is essential that safety and health at work are integrated into green jobs policies. This implies integrating risk assessment and management measures in the life cycle analysis of all green jobs. Read more here

PLF A National Seminar was organized by Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) with the Collaboration of World Asian Workers Organization (WAWO). 130 Participants from all over the country participated including 30 women including Bushra Malik Advisor to Governor Punjab on Human Rights.  More




PGFTU   As in past years meetings and demonstrations were held in Palestine to commemorate International Workers' Memorial Day.




SUNTRACS Conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Seguridad y la Salud en el Trabajo + Conferencia de Prensa 

SITICEDPA Jornada de capacitación p/ la prevención de riesgos en el trabajo




SITRAIGCMA Conmemoración c/ Visita a Obras y Jornada semanal  Visita y Jornada de una semana




FUTCCASP   Jornada de Protesta: “No más muertos y lesionados en las obras de construcción” Jornada de Protesta masiva con 2000 trabajadores  Acto del “Día Internacional de los trabajadores caídos y lesionados por accidentes de trabajo + 1° de Mayo”  Acto Conmemorativo con participación de 1000 trabajadores afiliados.

FENATIMAP Campaña: La responsabilidad en el bosque es compartida: ¡actuemos juntos veras que seguro es…! Campaña Temática




Update from the global union federation BWI

ALU Observing the International Workers Memorial Day Tomorrow(28 April), ALU-TUCP-BWI Offers Candle-lights, Prayers, Poems, and Flowers for Workers Who Died in Manila Film Center Tragic Incident in 1981
Coinciding with the worldwide event on that day, the Associated Labor Unions-TUCP, Building and Woodworkers International (BWI), along with students and otherlabor and workers’ organizations will light candles, say prayers and poems, and offer flowers for workers who died in the Manila Film Center tragic incident on November 17, 1981...

NUBCW Rally on Hanjin and ban asbestos campaign

ACIW Mass gathering for International Construction Workers’ Day



IOHSAD "Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living" Our battle cry amidst continued challenges to workers Health and Safety. On April 28, 2012, IOHSAD, along with workers across the globe will commemorate Workers Memorial Day to press governments and employers to uphold the right of all working people to a safe work environment. In the Philippines, IOHSAD will feature a new documentary on victims of work.

PIYON Benbon Cristobal and Chris Xander Papna are just two among many who have become victims of their working conditions -- conditions that neglects their safety and took for granted their humanity. PIYON is a short video documentary that aims to give faces to these names and to shed light on the circumstances that left their families with lingering emptiness and hopeful struggles. Woven together by their commonality of loss, their families share their stories beyond the tragedies that struck them and their continuous search for justice. The film is a contribution to Workers Memorial Day commemoration every April 28 by workers across the globe. PIYON is a documentary by Mayday Multimedia under the direction of Jun Resureccion and Kathy Molina. Screening will be at 1 and 3 pm on April 28, 2012 at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani, Quezon Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City. Watch it here

The film is part of the Project Front-and-Center: Mainstreaming the lives of occupational accident and disease victims initiated by IOHSAD with support from the Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad It aims to give light to the anonymous faces of the victims and those they left behind. Its goal is to get into the personal lives of their loved ones and try to understand what it is like to cope with loss, poverty, trauma, and negligence of those responsible for the loss of their family member. It seeks to engage its audience, not only as mere spectators, but as citizens who have a responsibility to bring justice for the victims and gain support for the struggles of the survivors and the victims’ families. Ultimately, the documentary intends to bridge among Filipinos the universal emotion of loss and act as springboard for the pursuit of justice.




NSZZ Solidarnosc   This year NSZZ Solidarnosc will be organizing 28th April for 22nd time ! The main commemoration event will be organised by Solidarnosc's National Commission, in Wrocław, in cooperation with the Lower Silesia Regional Board. Additional celebrations at regional, branch and entreprise level will be hold, such as religious ceremonies, seminars and the price ceremonies for health and safety competitions among young people. NSZZ Solidarnosc has called on trade union structures to light candles at their headquarters commemorating the victims of occupational accidents and diseases. They have also encouraged trade union representatives to visit the burial grounds of their colleagues who died as a result of occupational disease or accident at work. For more information on NSZZ Solidarnosc activities for this 28th April, please contact Iwona Pawlaczyk




UGT-P On 28th April, UGT-P (General Union of Workers – Portugal) will launch a CD-ROM addressed to safety representatives, this CD-ROM includes comprehensive and interactive information on Portuguese legislation and practical guidance related to health and security at work. Among other initiatives, UGT-P will organize a Seminar in Oporto whose title is “Health and Security in Time of Crisis”. UGT-P, will also participate at the official ceremonies of the National Day for Prevention and Security, in Lisbon and Guimarães. WMD artwork




STECOMA Public conference on OHS with participation of an OHS specialist and the Ministry of Labour, exhibition on OHS and press campaign, Kigali, 25-28 April. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day webpages




STUC/Scottish Hazards Campaign   At the Workers Memorial Day Tree, Princes Street Gardens, (nearest entrance, west side of Mound, go down to the lowest path) 12.00—1.00pm A short gathering to remember those who have died at work and refresh our resolve to fight for safe and healthy working conditions for working people throughout the world. This year’s event will hear about the continuing campaign for health and justice in Bhopal, and about the crucial work of environmental health and how it is being affected by the cuts. There will be an opportunity for anyone to lay a wreath and say a few words on behalf of themselves, their family or their union branch / organisation.
Scottish Hazards Campaign WMD events listing

Further information: Kathy Jenkins

STUC events listing from the national union body • News releaseFacebook picture




ISST   On 28th April, the InterSyndicale Santé et Securité au Travail (an umbrella platform regrouping all Senegalese trade union centers on Occupational Health and Safety) will organize a major event around the theme ‘Unions make work safer’, making a special emphasis on the challenges for decent and safe work in the context of precarious working conditions in Senegal. The president of the ITUC Africa, Mody Guiro, is going to address the audience. The programme for the day is attached.

This 28th April event is planned also within the framework of the ‘Month for Prevention’, organized by the Senegalese Social Security agency.
For more information on the Intersyndicale activities for this 28th April, please contact Ousmane Diop




WHSC In Singapore April 28 was selected for the launching of the 2012 Workplace Safety and Health Council Campaign




KOZ SR   In the context of 2012 28th April, the Slovak workers' union KOZ SR will organise the 'Slovak Worker Commemorial Day 2012' next 11th of May 2012, to commemorate those who died or got injured at their workplaces and show how unions make work safer. For more information on KOZSR activities for this 28th April, please contact Erik Macák



  FKTU   This 28th April, the Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) will organise activities around the moto “Workplace free from Industrial Accidents, Sufficient compensation and Full Reinstatement to Former Assignment!. A ceremony will be organised in front of a memorial dedicated to those who died and got injured by the 27th April 2011 industrial accident. The FKTU has invited workers to wear a black ribbon and organise a minute of silence in their workplaces.
The ceremony is organised in the context of the ''Memorial Week for Deceased Workers by Industrial Accident'' , where the FKTU has highlighted three priorities : reduction of long working hours, improvement of night shift system and reform of recognition criteria in relation to work related diseases. For more information on FKTU activities for this 28th April, please contact Francis




CCOO/UGT: Unions mobilise for decent and safe jobs
On 28th April, the Spanish trade unions Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) and Union  General de Trabajadores (UGT) will mobilise against attempts to weaken workers’ protection, showing there are alternatives for decent and safe jobs. Both trade union centress will organise hundreds of events, including seminars, rallies, debates, and press conferences across Spain aimed to underline the risks of the current deterioration of working conditions and the reduction of resources allocated to prevention of occupational risks in companies, which lead to a worst health and safety for people, including the risk of loosing their lives. The manifesto is available

For more information on CCOO and UGT activities for this 28th April, please contact Mr Francisco Javier Torres Fernandez,  and Emilio Gonzalez Vicente eigonzalez@cec.ugt.orgWMD artwork

USO USO-Spain campaign for next April 28. In addition to the slogan "With trade unions work is safer," we have included another one which is "Danger! Sick working "to denounce the Spanish situation, where medical casualties are more penalised and due to insecurity, unemployment and fear losing their jobs (especially with the modifications on the final labor law) and workers go sick or injured to his job. The campaign consists of poster, manifest and a diptych of FAQs about ergonomics and psycho-sociology. Furthermore different regional USO organizations hold meetings of delegates, concentrations and forums: Asturias; Celebration of the III Forum “Tú Previenes”, in the Laboral University of Gijón on 26 and 27 March. April 28 is held a protest in Gijón. Andalucia, Islas Baleares, Cantabria, Galicia, Islas Canarias, C. Valenciana and Murcia; Assembly of delegates and delegates, meeting and reading of the manifesto in the capital of the Regional Govement. Euskadi; meeting and performance, distribution of leaflets and reading of the manifesto in Donosti.

USO will organise events under the theme 'unions make work safer’, and has elaborated background documentation on ergonomics and psychosocial risks. For USO activities, please contact Sara Garcia,




LO-Sweden   Unions will show why union safety reps are important in Sweden. The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO-Sweden) and its affiliates will arrange a trade union manifestation to honour those who have died as a result of workplace accidents, work-related ill health or suicide after victimisation at work. LO Sweden and its affiliates are calling for a minute’s silence at workplaces on Friday, 27 April at twelve noon.

This manifestation falls in a year that is also being celebrated as the 100-year anniversary of Swedish trade union safety representatives. In 2012 the Swedish Trade Union Confederation and its affiliates will arrange a number of different activities aimed at highlighting the important tasks of safety representatives – that is, representing their workmates on health and safety issues and monitoring employers’ compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the work environment to prevent accidents and ill health.

For more information on LO-Sweden activities for this 28th April, please Christina Järnstedt, Swedish Trade Union Confederation:



Update on activities by BWI affiliates Workers general meeting at Maltauro to raise awareness on safety at workplace, targeting 240 workers. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day webpages



TUCA/ITUC The Trade Union Confederation of the Americas celebrated a major event commemorating the victims of accidents and work-related diseases at their Congress in Iguazu, which counted with the participation of ITUC and TUCA General Secretaries. The recently-adopted occupational health and safety strategy for the region occupied a prominent space as the main tool for developing OHS work in the Americas in the next four years. For this 28th April, TUCA is also distributing among its members a video, produced with support of the UOCRA/CGT Argentina.




CWU-TL   Rally on ban asbestos campaign. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day webpages




FTBC Youth campaign on OHS and asbestos, Lomé, 28 April. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day webpages



Update on activities by BWI affiliates OYouth Campaign on OHS and asbestos in Nile ply Jinja, to involve an estimated 400 workers. BWI International Workers’ Memorial Day Webpages



TUC  This year TUC is calling on health and safety representatives, trades councils and safety campaigners to make 28th April a day of action to defend health and safety from the attacks on regulation, enforcement, cuts and refusal to tackle the massive toll that health and safety breaches take on workers. Our health and our safety is under attack like never before and we must defend it, for our sake and that of future generations. TUC has published a list of some of those events that are happening up and down the country. Most will also feature a minute's silence at noon, or a suitable time. All are on 28th April unless indicated otherwise.

TUC has also published a series of bulletins and also a infographic that makes a very persuasive case for the role of unions in making our workplaces safer.

PCS Campaign against HSE cuts on International Workers' Memorial Day more

Unite ‘Workplace deaths underestimated by 800 per cent’, says Unite more



SUNCA Campaña de sensibilización por la Seguridad y la Vida en el Trabajo  Publicidad y acercamiento a Ministerio de Salud Pública y Ministerio de Educación Pública (Fondos Propios). Cursos p/ Delegados Obreros de Seguridad e Higiene en obras  Curso de Formación

FUECYS In Uruguay, the FUECYS union (trade and services) will be joined by the national center PIT-CNT and other social organisations on an awareness-raising rally, where unions are to distribute materials on occupational health and safety and the role of unions. In the evening, a round table organised by the AEBU (banking unions) and supported by the PIT-CNT will be organised to discuss a hot topic in the country: absenteeism and occupational health and safety. The Ministries of Health and Labour, the ILO, and the PIT CNT OHS secretariat, among others, will be addressing the audience. For more information on PIT-CNT activities for this 28th April, please contact Walter Miglionico

FUECYS En URUGUAY, haremos el día viernes 27 de Abril una movilización con reparto de material alusivo al día 28 de Abril, organizada por FUECYS(Comercio y Servicio) con el apoyo y auspicio de la Central PIT-CNT y otros colectivos. Por la tarde a las 19 hrs se hará una mesa redonda organizada por AEBU (Bancarios) también apoyada y auspiciada por la Central en el teatro de AEBU. Participaran expositores de ; Ministerios de Salud Pública , Ministerio de Trabajo, Banco de Seguros del Estado, OIT, Facultad de Medicina, Secretaria de Salud Laboral del PIT-CNT.
Como es nuestra tradición en esa actividad tocaremos un tema que está siendo muy debatido a nivel nacional, Ausentismo y Salud Laboral luego de la lectura del comunicado de OIT sobre el 28 de Abril. Walter Miglionico Secretaria de Salud Laboral y Medio Ambiente, PIT-CNT.



AFL-CIO  The AFL-CIO Workers Memorial Day website provides information, resources, stickers, posters, clip art, fact sheets, poems and tributes. The page also includes are very useful widget to seach on your ZIP code to find out what's happening in your area. AFL-CIO says: "Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces. This year we the struggle continues to create good jobs in this country that are safe and healthy and to ensure the freedom of workers to form unions and, through their unions, to speak out and bargain for respect and a better future. It's time for our country to fulfill the promise of safe jobs for all."

CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training Stop Construction Falls: Injured in Fall Almost every working day, somewhere in the United States, a construction worker dies in a fall. All too many families have an empty place at the table once occupied by a man or woman working at our calling - but whose life was cut short by a deadly accident of this kind. On Workers Memorial Day 2012, it is high time to put a stop to the number one killer of construction workers on the jobsite. That's why CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training applauds Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis for her strong stand today, and is proud to join with OSHA, NIOSH and other partners in business, labor and government in a multi-year campaign against fall fatalities in our industry. To support the campaign, CPWR has launched a website,, as a clearinghouse of resources for the initiative. Visitors can learn about the deadly toll of these accidents by consulting the unique construction fatality map housed there, and access educational materials on fall prevention. Moreover, they will have an opportunity to enlist as partners and join this campaign for workplace safety. More



COSH Network   The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) has published a webpage featuring a Workers' Memorial Day briefing and a listing of COSH group WMD events. MoreBackgrounder



SoCalCOSH  Workers' Memorial Day in Southern California... On the week of April 28th, take the lead at your worksite, school, organization, community, etc. during our Workers' Memorial Day Week of Action April 22-28 on behalf of killed, disabled, injured and ill workers. More

SoCalCOSH Conmemoración Anual del Día del Trabajador Caído En la semana del 28 de Abril, toma liderazgo en tu trabajo, escuela, organización, comunidad, etc. durante nuestra Semana de Acción desde el 22 al 28 de Abril en nombre de trabajadores y trabajadoras que han muerto, han sido heridos o enfermados. Más



VENEZUELA FETRACONSTRUCCION   Asamblea Temática s/ Salud Laboral Espacio para audiovisuales y distribución de materiales sobre Salud Laboral.

SUNTIMAVEN   Visita de Trabajo a fabricas y muebles e Impresión de Manual s/ Salud Laboral en la Industria del Mueble Reunión con Trabajadores en Empresas de Muebles y charla sobre Salud laboral.

CTV   For this 28th April, the Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV) will commemorate dead and injured workers with the hand over of a formal letter to the Director of the Social Security institute INPSASEL, asking for the update of national statistics on occupational death, injuries and diseases in Venezuela, as the last available information is for 2007. Data availability is essential for designing adapted prevention policies in each sector. This letter will be also published in national media and distributed among CTV affiliates. A press conference will be organised asking for stronger prevention policies and in the memory of those who lost their lifes and health at work. The CTV will also ask the ratification of Convention 187 (the promotional framework for OHS).



WELSH ASSEMBLY Assembly Members in Wales have come together to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day in the Senedd. The event is the first of its kind and was hosted by David Rees, AM for Aberavon, in partnership with the TUC and Unite the Union. The event is a response to the Westminster Government’s recent attacks on Health and Safety Legislation, and has highlighted the clear divide between the two different administrations’ outlooks on workers’ rights. Photo on FacebookWritten statement of opinionUnite statement




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28 April events listing compiled by ITUC and Hazards


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