The Asian Transnational Corporations Monitoring Network (ATNC) recently held its Biennial Meeting last October 22-24, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 57 delegates from 18 countries/territories came together to discuss the present realities of transnational corporations (TNCs) operating in Asia and the impact and reaction of the working people towards capital.
Victims and anti-asbestos activists met in Hanoi, Vietnam last September 6-7, 2015 to strengthen global solidarity against the killer mineral asbestos. Despite overwhelming scientific evidence against asbestos, including chrysotile, it continues to be used in various Asian countries and campaigners are worried about the explosion of asbestos-related disease in Asia in the coming years.
Vietnam witnessed the gathering of victims and OSH activists as the Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental (ANROEV) held a conference in the city Hanoi last September 4-5, 2015.
Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) attended the Global Conference on Workers Rights and Shared Prosperity in Bogor, Indonesia. The Conference held last August 10-12, 2015, with the theme of “Labor Migration: Who Benefits was organized by the Solidarity Center. Sanjiv Pandita, Executive Director of AMRC, shared the realities of migration in Asia and spoke during the Precarious Work and Labour Migration plenary.
Different groups condemn the adverse social and environmental impacts of oil palm plantations in Indonesia on workers, peasants, indigenous peoples, and the environment during a workshop jointly organised by Asia Monitor Resource Centre, WALHI Kalteng, and Sawit Watch in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan on 8-9 August 2015.
Asia Monitor Resource Centre, through its Occupational Safety and Health Program, conducted an occupational safety and health (OSH) training with electronics workers from the Buc Ning Province in Vietnam last June 26-27, 2015. The 2-day Training of Trainors (ToT) took place in the export processing zone (EPZs) located inside of Buc Ning Province.