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Occupational Health and Safety

Finland: Job security for municipal workers

09 November 2012

Municipal employees in Finland have great faith in job sustainability. According to a new book only three per cent of municipal employees fear losing their jobs.

Australia: Action to protect outsourced public servants

31 October 2012

The Australian government has introduced amendments to the Fair Work Act to protect the entitlements of tens of thousands of state public servants whose jobs are threatened.

UK: Campaign against privatisation

15 October 2012
Nurse and elderly person

Shouldn't your health come before profits? British UNISON asks in their new campaign to stop privatisation of your public services.

Pakistan electricity workers celebrate Safety Day on 18 July

17 July 2012
Man working on power lines

On 18 July, electricity staff in Pakistan will be celebrating Safety Day to promote a safer preventive culture in all the workplaces of the country’s largest national public utility. The employers are also promoting this special day, to encourage workers to observe safety regulations and avoid accidents.

Dominican Republic: 300,000 domestic workers to gain labour law protection

03 July 2012
Woman carrying a child

A new law will give 300,000 domestic workers in the Dominican Republic a better life. ”This will make a huge difference to the lives of both migrant and Dominican women working hard from dawn to dusk without any rights and protection,” says Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the ITUC.

Spain: Action day against cuts in public sector

27 June 2012
Rally in Spain

Severe budget cuts are undermining and theatening our welfare state, says Spanish trade unions. Today, June 28., they call for action all over the country.

Pakistan: Demands of 140.000 workers accepted

27 June 2012
Men at power station Pakistan

No privatisation of power may be carried out by the Government of Pakistan. This is one of the demands from the Pakistani union of electricity workers that has now been accepted.