A world without fatal or serious occupational accidents is possible, the organizers of the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 have appealed.
"We want these jobs with dignity," said organizer Kalpona Akter to an audience at the CLC convention as she spoke about worker safety and needs in Bangladesh in the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse.
The Rana Plaza tragedy highlighted garment retailers' complacency in protecting workers' rights and safety in Bangladesh and elsewhere.
Forty years ago, on April 18, several hundred miners in Elliot Lake, Ont., held an illegal wildcat strike over unsafe working conditions.
Peter Driftmier's brother died on a TV set. In this report Driftmier investigates worker safety on factual television programs.
Teamsters Canada Rail workers have rejected a second tentative labour agreement Thursday, prompting CN Rail officials to propose that the two parties go to binding arbitration to reach an agreement.
More than 1,000 workers each year are killed at work, but police and prosecutors are not utilizing the Westray amendments that hold corporations, their directors and executives criminally accountable.
Exposure to pesticides, chemicals used and released in plastic manufacturing, and chemicals used for motor vehicle mechanical work may increase the risk of breast cancer.
Wal-Mart, Gap and 20 other garment brands chose to start the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety instead of sign on to the much more rigourous Bangladesh Accord
In response to worker safety issues in Bangladesh garment factories resulting in over 1,800 deaths since 2005, the Bangladesh Accord was created. Wal-Mart and Gap have yet to sign on.