AMRC organised a workshop in June 2016 bringing together women workers' educators to talk about the challenges women workers face at the workplace addressing their health concerns, including reproductive health and issues such as sexual harassment.
April 24th, 2016 marked the 3rd anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy that killed 1,129 garment workers and injured thousands more.
The Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE), as part of its ongoing advocacy to ensure social protection for the workplace accident victims and affected families, organized a human chain and laid wreaths at the site of the Rana Plaza disaster in Savar.
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, 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.
In an extraordinary and dramatic turn of events, the Canadian government today announced that it will no longer oppose the listing of chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance under the Rotterdam Convention. Canada’s Minister of Industry, Christian Paradis, made the announcement in his constituency of Thetford Mines today. Paradis also promised that Ottawa will provide $50 million to enable workers to retrain in other fields of work.
In a blow to Samsung Electronics, a court ruled yesterday that the deaths of two employees at Samsung’s semiconductor plant should be considered an industrial accident and that Samsung should compensate their families accordingly.
The two workers died of leukemia, and their families filed for industrial accident compensation with Korean Workers’ Compensation and Welfare (KWCW) three years ago, claiming their illness had been caused by exposure to harmful elements at the plant.
AMRC in partnership with Homenet South East Asia carried out a training of trainers for informal workers in Manila early 2010. This was the first collaboration AMRC had with Homenet South East Asia and along with Occupational Safety and Health Center (OHSC . The participants were informal workers and a lot of them were home based workers who were from a very diverse background.
“We have brave clients. They deserve brave lawyers” Atty. Romeo Capulong 1935 - 2012
Last January 2011, a work accident took the lives of ten workers at the Eton Residences construction site at Makati, Philippines. They were underpaid, one was a minor, and the gondola they were riding on had no permit -- yet two years later, justice remains elusive for the victims of the tragedy. Their families, however, do not lose hope as they continue to struggle against an immensely powerful and wealthy enemy.
The Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental Victims (ANROEV) expresses its deep sadness and outrage at two recent fires within a spate of three months in Karachi and Dhaka. These fires together killed more than 420 workers and have now become the most devastating fires, in terms of the death toll, in Asia.