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Improving workers health trough sustainable management of chemicals. Trade union inputs towards 2020

On the 7th and 8th of July, 2015 trade union representatives met -to evaluate and reflect on the progress and needs for further action in sound management of chemicals.  The meeting had the  support of the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) 

Chemicals and occupational health

Where: Rosario, Argentina

When: 16 June 2015

As part of the activities organized by the National University of Rosario in the framework of the "Week for Dignity in Science", Sutainlabour presented its work on chemical risk in Latin America.

TUCA and Sustainlabour launch a manual on chemical risk reduction in the workplace

A guide for Latin American Unions, union training centers, prevention delegates in OHS joint committees. A guide to be used in workplaces all over the continent. Download it here (only in Spanish)

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August 21, 2015

Following Tianjin explosion, UN expert calls on China to ensure transparent investigation

El Gobierno de China y las empresas relevantes del país deben garantizar una total transparencia en la investigación del desastre químico en Tianjin, incluyendo tanto las causas y los efectos de la explosión, ha pedido un experto independiente de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas.

August 3, 2015

U.N. states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.

June 25, 2015

A just transition for all: Can the past inform the future?

A new issue of the International Journal of Labour Research revisits some sectoral transitions occurred in the past in the light of  the International Labour Conference Conclusions 2013.

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Sharan Burrow. ITUC SG

If you expose us, we'll expose you. A excellent article on chemical risks for workers on the occasion of International Workers Memorial Day, 28 of April. 

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United Steelworkers (USW) putting breast cancer out of work

In partnership with the BlueGreen Alliance (an alliance that unites the largest union and environmental organizations), the USW launched a campaign to Put Breast Cancer Out of Work. Through this initiative they aim to prevent breast cancer and other chronic diseases by promoting safer alternatives to the current use of dangerous chemicals.

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