The workshop will take a global perspective. It will ask:
- Which workers are most at risk of being killed, injured or made ill by their work and where they are most likely to live and work.
- Which are the business that create this risk, who owns them and where they are based.
- What national and international regulation exist (and which don’t exist) and how well is it enforced.
- What can individuals, unions, specific campaigns and activist networks in different parts of the world do to tackle this internationally.
- What can activists in countries where multinational companies are based do to support struggles for better OH&S in the countries/regions where these companies employ people in poor conditions.
- What can member of unions or federations of unions that have an international base do to support fellow members in other parts of the world.
- What international campaigns already exist and how they can best be strengthened.
At our last conference EWHN agreed to “Continue work toward the development of a global grassroots occupational and environmental health network” During this workshop we will put forward concrete plans to take this development process forward.
Facilitators: Thora Brendstrup (DK) , Kathy Jenkins (SCO) and International Guest delegates