Health and safety
IndustriAll demands strong international health and safety standards and empowering workers' rights to:
- know about hazards;
- refuse or stop unsafe work; and
- participate in health and safety decision making.
Workers' rights, employers' responsibilities, and good laws, equal healthy and safe workplaces!
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13 October 2020 at 12:55
Even with a pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, the nuclear sector remains fairly stable. But the current situation puts an increased focus on health and safety, which workers and unions must be involved in. That was the conclusion as 35 unionists from 15 countries from around the world met online to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the energy sector.
28 September 2020 at 17:29
Operations at the Cerrejón coal mine, owned by multinationals Glencore, BHP and Anglo American, came to a halt on 31 August when Sintarcarbón launched a strike, after rejecting a shift change that would add 72 working days per year with no wage increase.
17 September 2020 at 15:25
Trade union members on all continents are working together this month to promote health and safety in the pulp, paper, graphical and packaging industries, particularly emphasizing workers’ rights to participate in safety management on the job.
17 September 2020 at 09:17
From 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, at least 53 electricity workers were killed at work, and many suffered severe injuries disabling them for life. And the day before a national safety day to remember the dead and promote safety, another fatal accident occurred.
8 September 2020 at 15:19
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Confederation des Travailleurs Secteurs et Prive (CTSP), is taking Fairy Textile to the industrial court for violating workers’ rights to health and safety and “gross negligence” after the death of a migrant worker who was denied sick leave.
24 August 2020 at 15:31
Colombian union Sintracarbón has called for a strike at the Cerrejón mine, rejecting the new shift system which would eliminate 1,200 jobs, and the loss of benefits. It also denounces the increase in Covid-19 infections in the company.
13 August 2020 at 09:22
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit Latin America particularly hard, BHP workers in Chile, Colombia and Peru came together for an online workshop on occupational health and safety. The aim was to provide tools to help them to safeguard their right to a safe workplace.
7 July 2020 at 14:48
Since May, there has been more than 30 industrial accidents in India, killing at least 75 workers, injuring over a hundred. These numbers are based on reported incidents and the real number may be far higher.
1 July 2020 at 15:08
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a severe health and economic crisis, with rising unemployment levels around the world. Its impact on the ICT, electrical and electronics sectors was a central topic when the IndustriALL steering committee for the sector met in June.
25 June 2020 at 15:01
A series of accidents has killed and injured workers and caused irreparable damage to the environment. IndustriALL is calling on the government of India to immediately address this systemic breakdown in safety controls to avert any further potential catastrophes.