Health and safety

26 October 2023 00:39

Australian trade unions unite against "killer stone"

 

In a powerful display of solidarity, over 10,000 union members, representing a coalition of trade unions, marched through Sydney's Central Business District this week, urging their government to enact an immediate nationwide ban on engineered stone, citing grave health concerns.
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17 October 2023 02:21

The relentless campaign against asbestos and the pursuit of justice for asbestos victims have developed as an essential advocacy for the trade union movement, distinguished by profound emotions and unyielding determination.Read more...


04 October 2023 09:05

Today, the European Parliament adopted the new directive on Asbestos. This is a great victory for construction workers, for national construction trade unions and for the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW), as the directive will greatly improve the protection of workers from asbestos exposure. Read more...


28 September 2023 16:05

For the first time since the pandemic, the Brazilian Technical Working Group on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) met again with the representatives of CONTICOM, FETRACONSPAR, SINDIMARMORE-ES, SINDPRES, SITICOP-MG, STICC-POA, SINTRACON-SP and QUIMICOS ABC.Read more...


20 September 2023 05:28

With support from 3F, the BWI Africa and Middle East region hosted a two-day hybrid occupational health and safety training on 7 and 8 September.Read more...


25 August 2023 09:03

An under construction railway bridge collapsed in the Sairang area of India’s Mizoram State on 23 August which resulted in the death of 23 construction workers, many of whom were migrants from the West Bengal State. Read more...


13 July 2023 07:07

Brazil’s Ministry of Labor and Employment resumed the activities of a tripartite commission working on guidelines on workplace health and safety in the construction sector. Read more...


06 July 2023 02:56

The Southern Africa Asbestos Network and eight (8) BWI affiliates from the region's construction industry met on 23 June and discussed recent advancements in the campaign against asbestos use in workplacesRead more...


10 May 2023 09:27

Global unions and environmental groups today released a statement calling on the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-11) to adopt an amendment to the Convention to enforce a global ban on allhighly hazardous chemicals and pesticides. Read more...