IWMD 2016 - Youth video from Ukraine

17 May 2016 10:41

Young Ukrainian workers from Kharkiv made a video calling for the ratification of ILO C 167. Starting from 2014, Construction and Building Materials Industry Workers Union of Ukraine, PROFBUD, has been working on the ratification campaign of the ILO Safety and Health in Construction Convention 167. 

In the frame of the campaign, occupational health and safety experts from PROFBUD analyzed the Report from Ukrainian Government «About non-ratified ILO Conventions №167 (Safety and Health in Construction) and №187 (Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health), and relevant ILO recommendations №175 and №197», which was sent to the ILO as preparatory phase towards International Labour Conference in 2017.

This Report was prepared without any consultations with the unions. PROFBUD experts found this Report as an incomplete document that contains mistakes and, therefore, created its Assessment Paper to bring ILO comprehensive picture regarding health and safety conditions in Ukraine. 

On the 28 of April 2016, PROFBUD organized a press-conference where the Assessment Paper about occupational health and safety conditions in construction industry in Ukraine was presented and trade union comments to the Report from Ukrainian Government. PROFBUD members are very active in the Campaign. 

See the video here.