February 2012 posts
The Director of EU-OSHA, Dr Christa Sedlaschek, exchanged the rain of Bilbao for the snow of Stockholm to attend a high-level seminar along with Hillevi Engström, Arbetsmarknadsminister (Minister for work) and Mikael Sjöberg, Director-General of the Arbetsmiljöverket (Swedish Work Environment Authority), to discuss how working life and the work environment has to change and adapt to the new challenges facing Europe's citizens.
The International Commemoration Day (ICD) for Dead and Injured Workers, Workers’ Memorial Day, is a major event for trade unions around the world. This year's motto remains the same as last year - ‘Unions make work safer’ but a lot of the focus this year is on the need for strong regulation and enforcement as part of a holistic occupational safety and health system. Organised by the ITUC , the day is used to highlight the human cost of poor working conditions and campaign for decent work.