With the 1st year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse just a couple of weeks away, the issue of justice for workers is very stark. While the death of over a thousands workers made international headlines, the companies involved in this massacre have been negligent in paying compensation to the survivors and families of the dead. A similar situation is evident for the survivors of the Tasreen factory fire of over 18 months ago where workers are still waiting for compensation. Meanwhile, the murder of Mr. Aminul Islam, a garment worker organiser, is still unsolved.
On April 28 unions and workers around the world pause to not only remember those who lose their lives due to work incidents and disease – but to fight for the living. This means fighting for better regulation, increased government compliance activity, and achieving safer workplaces for all.This year, April 28 falls on a Monday and the VTHC will be holding an event at the Trades Hall at 10.30am. We invite Health and Safety Reps, delegates and workers to come along.
Download AAWL's Workers' Memorial Day leaflet here.