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11 April 2017

Panama: SUNTRACS starts April 28th Campaign

In April, many trade unions affiliated to the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) are active to pay tribute to workers who died at work, but also those who have been injured and ill due to poor working conditions in the construction and wood industries.

This is why, on April 3rd, the Union of Construction Workers (SUNTRACS) of Panama, through its Occupational Health and Safety Secretariat, started activities with a press conference and a march to the Public Ministry as part of their struggle to seek the criminalization of work accidents. The slogan adopted by SUNTRACS to this 2017 April 28 Campaign is "A Death... A Stoppage", a slogan adopted by BWI in Latin America and the Caribbean region for the past seven years.

Among the actions planned by SUNTRACS this month: project inspections, a health and safety forum, seminars, pickets, posters, placards and meetings with health and occupational safety institutions.