Join the Global Labour Inspectors Network(GLIN), Principles on labour inspection.
HAZARDS MAGAZINE. Hazards looks behind the company safety hype, and gives union answers to workplace problems. Using a global network of union safety correspondents, Hazards makes sure you have the best information available anywhere.
NEW WORKERS' GUIDE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY "What people are saying: Sanjiv Pandita, Director, Asia Monitor Resource Centre: "This book has already empowered hundreds of workers involved in its field-testing across Asia. It will also serve as an excellent resource manual for grassroots women's groups who are working to empower women leaders and organizers. Hundreds of thousands of people throughout Asia need and will benefit from this book."
NEWS FROM BANGLADESH "Garrett Brown about the OHS Initiative for Workers and Communities in Bangladesh"
TRAGEDY WITH NO END IN BANGLADESH. "With more than 1100 workers trapped and killed in a building with garment factories, factory inspection must be drastically overhauled"
QATAR`S BRUTAL LABOUR SYSTEM: AMNESTY REPORT. "Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup...workers are treated as slaves"
GLOBAL EXPANSION OF PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT AND RISING INEQUALITIES. "Evidence collected by EMCONET-researchers shows that the shift to precarious work arrangements is on the rise and having serious adverse effects on workers health. See WHO-report"
ASBESTOS: THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL. “Anyone who has lost someone to asbestos related disease will understand when I say, nothing is ever 'normal' again. The anger, the bitterness and the fear remains and is always lurking below the surface.”
DRASTIC CUTS ON LABOUR INSPECTION IN UK: The chock doctrine used by the neoliberal right wing government in UK, opens the door for a more raw capitalism where workers health and safety is hit hard. The HSE saw its budget cut by 35 per cent and that, combined with a 28 per cent cut in local government funding, will have a damaging impact on safety in workplaces up and down the UK.
CSR and GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS by Garrett Brown: Working conditions, including workplace safety, in global supply chains of products sold by transnational corporations have only marginally improved over the last 15 years despite the development of hundreds of corporate “codes of conduct,” code monitoring systems, and an elaborate new “corporate social responsibility” industry. Read his breathtaking article from New Solutions
LESSONS FOR US AND OTHER OIL PRODUCING COUNTRIES AFTER THE CATASTROPHE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO: Production and profit are too often in competition with safety. So there must be separate labour inspection for offshore safety. Read about how the Piper Alpha incident in UK moved inspection away from being too close to the industry. A thing to be learned also in US.
BUILDING TOWERS, Cheating Workers. Exploitation of Migrant Construction Workers in the United Arab Emirates
EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES OR FREE ZONES - THE EXPERIENCE FROM A TRADE UNION POINT OF VIEW
ILO ESTIMATES THAT 2.2 MILLION WORKERS ARE KILLED OR DISABLED EVERY YEAR
SELLING DEATH: ABOUT THE GLOBAL ASBESTOS INDUSTRY(from Hazards)
CHILD LABOUR: Child labour is now widely recognised as a global issue. Many countries have adopted ILO Convention 182 on eliminating the worst forms of child labour, and labour inspectorates now integrate relevant activities within their own work programmes. However, there is a need for more information and assistance on this subject in order for labour inspectorates to deal with the challenges effectively. Read the essential handbook from ILO: COMBATING CHILD LABOUR: A HANDBOOK FOR LABOUR INSPECTORS