While COVID-19 has resulted in a global public health crisis of a scale never seen in our lifetime. Occupational health and safety, job and wage protection and economic and social security has been paramount in the response of trade unions to COVID-19.
BWI affiliates must ensure that they participate, together with government and employers, in the development and implementation of health measures on worksites that address COVID-19 while maintaining other health and safety standards. Affiliates must also ensure that OHS clauses in collective bargaining agreements, workplace policies on OHS, national OHS and public health laws and guidelines and recommendations of the national public authorities on OHS, public health and COVID-19 are fully respected and properly implemented at organised workplaces.
This webinar will take forward the mandate from BWI affiliates on OHS encapsulated in the BWI COVID-19 Declaration adopted by the BWI World Board in May 2020.