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Health Minister, have you forgotten your oath and training? – Malaysian Doctor

Health Minister, have you forgotten your oath and training? – Malaysian Doctor | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
There is a simple safety rule when assessing the risk of an environment:
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H&M Grabs More Control of Factories Amid Bangladesh Unrest

H&M Grabs More Control of Factories Amid Bangladesh Unrest | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Three decades after it started doing business with suppliers in Bangladesh, Hennes & Mauritz AB is seeking greater control of production in a nation where it is among the largest purchasers of clothing.
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Opinion: Problems with Hidden COI | The Scientist Magazine®

Opinion: Problems with Hidden COI | The Scientist Magazine® | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
There may be much more to conflicts of interest than what gets declared.
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Clothes on your back: Inside Cambodia's garment industry | Toronto Star

Clothes on your back: Inside Cambodia's garment industry | Toronto Star | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
While a fraction of the size of the Bangladesh garment industry in dollar terms, it is still the glue that holds the Cambodian economy together.
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NATIONAL STRIKE - NEWS FROM PURWOKERTO CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA

NATIONAL STRIKE - NEWS FROM PURWOKERTO CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it

The National Consolidation of Labour Movement (KNGB) which is held in the Gedung Joeang 45, Central Jakarta, has decided to conduct a nationwide strike on 28th, 29th and 30th of October 2013. The National Strike, in addition to urging the government to raise wages by 50% is also targeted to push the other labour national agenda, one of which is outsourcing issue.

 

Outsourcing has become the major problem of Indonesian workers at this time since the system has been believed to deprive the workers' welfare. Murtija, The Chairperson of the Federation of National Power Trade Union (FSPLN) on the consolidation in Jakarta assured that as many as 10,700 outsourcing workers of the State Power Company (PLN) in Central Java will get involved in the National Strike.

 

The consolidation keeps rolling and was continued with meetings and rallies in many areas in Central Java. In Purwokerto, the consolidation held on October 12, 2013 decided to start the strike early. The Meter Record workers who must be on duty of recording the kwh meters of the customers from home to home will start the strike on October 24, 2013. Toto Rubiyanto, the General Secretary of FSPLN who led the consolidation directly stated that the Federation will issue instructions at the latest of within 2 days after the meeting to order all their members to begin the strike early on October 24 and continued until October 30, 2013.

 

Strikes will certainly lead into the greater movement as power is a vital need for people. Aminuddin Azhari as the coordinator of the Workers in Purwokerto area confirms that the decision to start the strike earlier as a response of FSPLN to the fact that since early October the General Manager of PLN of Central Java and Yogyakarta has been using the army and national police to intimidate members and train them to replace the striking workers.

 

Contact Person: 

Khamid Istakhori

mobile : 085718111237

email : khamidistakhori@gmail.com, khamid_mail@yahoo.com


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Bangladesh Garment Exports To Non-Traditional Markets Skyrocket - Sourcing Journal Online

Bangladesh Garment Exports To Non-Traditional Markets Skyrocket - Sourcing Journal Online | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
In a sign of Bangladesh's increasing importance as a garment industry source, exports to non-traditional countries spiked by....
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Gap and Old Navy in Bangladesh: cheating the poorest workers in the world - Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

Gap and Old Navy in Bangladesh: cheating the poorest workers in the world - Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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Fires raise concerns on ‘death trap’ homes

Mighty burn: Firefighters struggle to extinguish a fire that engulfs a plastic factory in Jelambar, West Jakarta, on Thursday. The fire destroyed the ...
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1,000 workers suffer food poisoning in Tien Giang | Tuổi Trẻ news

1,000 workers suffer food poisoning in Tien Giang | Tuổi Trẻ news | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
A massive food poisoning case occurred this morning in Tien Giang Province when about 1,000 workers at Wondo Vina were hospitalized for treatment
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Labor NGO demands justice, better health &safety for construction workers « Bulatlat

Labor NGO demands justice, better health &safety for construction workers « Bulatlat | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Philippines news and commentary, politics, human rights, economy
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Ship breaking: Newfoundland’s legacy with one of the most hazardous jobs

Ship breaking: Newfoundland’s legacy with one of the most hazardous jobs | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Newfoundland has an unhealthy legacy with one of the world's most hazardous jobs -- ship breaking.
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No deal on Bangladesh garment fund

No deal on Bangladesh garment fund | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
International clothing makers fail to reach a deal on the creation of a compensation fund for victims of two Bangladeshi factory disasters.
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WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed children

WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed children | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI/LONDON (Reuters) - The pesticide that killed 23 Indian schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as its...
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Two companies fined $397,000 in fatal Philadelphia building collapse

Two companies fined $397,000 in fatal Philadelphia building collapse | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
USA-COLLAPSE/PHILADELPHIA:Two companies fined $397,000 in fatal Philadelphia building collapse
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[General Strike - Indonesia] Wages rise as strike goes on

[General Strike - Indonesia] Wages rise as strike goes on | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it

On Friday, around 3 million workers in 20 provinces and 150 regencies continued their nationwide strike, which has paralyzed activities in around 40 industrial areas in Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Kalimantan. 

Their demands include a 50 percent hike in their minimum wages, which should be implemented simultaneously in January 2014, and an end to job outsourcing and the contractual system. 

They also want the government and House of Representatives to immediately pass the bill on housemaids into law and revise the newly enacted law on mass organizations, which they claim has been devised to silence labor unions. 

The Jakarta administration office was surrounded by thousands of protesting workers on Friday when the administration announced a 11 percent increase in the province’s minimum wage from Rp 2.2 million to Rp 2.4 million. 


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As Power Line Grows, So Does Fight Between Ancient and Modern Korea

As Power Line Grows, So Does Fight Between Ancient and Modern Korea | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
In a symbol of South Korea’s struggle to reconcile its traditions with its hard-charging modern incarnation, a power line has drawn sit-ins from those who say it encroaches on their burial grounds.
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Rubbing salt into their wounds

Rubbing salt into their wounds | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
In addition to ailments caused by poverty, salt pan workers across the country suffer from several occupational diseases, including chronic dermatitis, loss of vision and hypothyroidism
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PM’s red tape report is wrong on health and safety, says IOSH

PM’s red tape report is wrong on health and safety, says IOSH | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The government-commissioned report by business leaders on cutting EU red tape is wrong to label health and safety as a threat to small firms, according to IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health).
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Deadly blast at Vietnamese factory

Deadly blast at Vietnamese factory | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
A series of explosions at a fireworks factory in northern Vietnam has killed at least 15 people and left many others injured.
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Factory in Bangladesh accused of shocking abuse of pregnant workers in new labour report | Toronto Star

Factory in Bangladesh accused of shocking abuse of pregnant workers in new labour report  | Toronto Star | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Pregnant workers illegally fired, denied maternity leave pay at Bangladesh factory that sews for The Gap and Old Navy, says report.
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Losing Your Shirt: Cambodia’s Garment Industry

6th October 2013 A move by the International Labour Organisation to name and shame garment producers in Cambodia that flout workers' rights and safety
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Workers Set Factories Ablaze in Call for Decent Wage for Producing Globe's 'Cheap' Clothing

Workers Set Factories Ablaze in Call for Decent Wage for Producing Globe's 'Cheap' Clothing | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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“SHWAAS” – a Breathlessness Intervention Project to help People in India with Asbestosis

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Foundation cream ingredient linked with occupational asthma

Foundation cream ingredient linked with occupational asthma | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
A new study has revealed that Argan powder, which is used by the cosmetic industry in the production of foundation products, could be linked with occupational asthma.Researchers used a sample of nine patients from a cosmetic factory in France and...
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Garment Trade Wields Power in Bangladesh

Garment Trade Wields Power in Bangladesh | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The industry’s trade group has seen its influence soar in recent years, but critics say the group has helped make the nation dangerous for garment workers.
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