Health and safety

25 October 2021 10:09

Malaysia: 1 dead, 1 injured in coal mill fire, unions seek probe

 

The BWI Malaysian Liaison Council (BWI-MLC) called for a thorough investigation of a fire at a coal mill in Kanthan, Chemor, Perak on 14 October that has led to the death of one migrant worker and serious injury of another. Read more...


18 October 2021 05:31

BWI invites you to the 2nd session of its Global OHS Brigades Open Online Training Course titled “Can healthy and safe workplaces be a fundamental right?” on 20 October, 14:00-16:15 CEST.
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15 October 2021 03:09



BWI’s South African affiliates called on their government to join the global community in calling for the total ban on the use of asbestos at workplaces, particularly in the construction sector, as asserted by the Rotterdam Convention.
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12 October 2021 03:04

In an effort to push forward the campaign to ban the use of asbestos in workplaces, Zimbabwean trade unions affiliated with BWI held a two-day online forum with representatives from the government and employers’ groups on 30 September- 1 October. Read more...


05 October 2021 08:57

The Asia Ban Asbestos Network (ABAN) held a three-day online conference last 28-30 SeptemberRead more...


30 September 2021 05:55

BWI on 17 September held a Global Health and Safety meeting which was attended by more than 200 participants from different trade union affiliates, global and regional staff and partner social movements.
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28 September 2021 04:55

The BWI Global OHS Brigades Open Online Training Course is open to trade unionists and worker leaders from BWI affiliates worldwide. Read more...


11 September 2021 14:42

BWI is opening its Global OHS Brigades Online Training Course to all its affiliate trade unionists and worker leaders worldwide to build trade union capacity in addressing health and safety challenges and maximising reform spaces amidst COVID-19. Read more...


05 July 2021 08:00

BWI’s Dam Network and the social movements of Minas Gerais in Brasil called on multinational company (MNC) Vale to pay the government BRL 38 billion (USD 7.5 billion) to repair the damages caused by the collapse of its “Brumadinho” dam in January 2019, resulting in the death of 270 people, most of whom are members of the BWI-affiliated SITICOP-MG. Read more...