13 April, 2021Join and participate in the global call to make health and safety a fundamental right at work.
The ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work (2019) declared that:
“Safe and healthy working conditions are fundamental to decent work.”
The conference resolution subsequently adopted requested the Governing Body “to consider, as soon as possible, proposals for including safe and healthy working conditions in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work”, in the same way as the eight fundamental ILO Conventions do.
This year on 28 April, as we observe International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD), an opportunity to remember all workers who have lost their lives at work due to occupational ill- health and safety failures, the global trade union movement is making the case for occupational health and safety to be recognized by the ILO as a fundamental right at work.
IndustriALL Global Union is calling on affiliates to join the global campaign to demand the recognition of health and safety as a fundamental right at work by sharing local actions and activities, which can include:
- Negotiating a joint declaration with the employer committing to making health and safety a fundamental right at work
- Take photos, selfies, videos etc. of the signing of the joint commitment while practicing social distancing and/or wearing masks.
- Use IndustriALL Global Union poster to demand a commitment to make health and safety a fundamental right at work
- Use IndustriALL's health and safety materials for educational activities at workplaces
Let us know what actions you are taking and contributions will be collected and posted in IndustriALL's channels.
Valter Sanches, IndustriALL general secretary