The first joint shipbuilding/shipbreaking conference of IMF and EMF is seen as a positive and successful experience by the participants. Both organisations will try and explore opportunities for further international cooperation and solidarity in this field.
1. Session 1: OHS (Occupational Health & Safety), Green Jobs, and Organizing at Workplace;
- Panel Discussion 1: How we can improve working conditions at the workplaces,
- Panel Discussion 2: Sharing good practices of OHS and Green Jobs,
2. Session 2: Promoting a “Sustainable and Green” Industry;
- Panel Discussion 3: Implementation of International Rules and Standards in Industry on OHS and Environment,
- Panel Discussion 4: Making the shipbuilding/shipbreaking industry more sustainable and greener- providing sustainable jobs,
3. Session 3: Developing Future Activities in the shipbuilding-shipbreaking sector
- Panel Discussion 5: Achieving fair and leveler playing field for our future
At the end of the conference, the conclusions were unanimously adopted. IMF and EMF will continue to cooperate with other GUFs, international/regional organizations to make their sectorial activities more effective and stronger.
Many fatal accidents still occur in this sector all over the world, especially in
(both in the shipbuilding
and shipbreaking industry) and in the South Asian region (in shipbreaking).
Prior to the conference, on September 12, Kan Matsuzaki, IMF Director for
shipbuilding and shipbreaking, raised the OHS and organizing issues faced by
the workers employed in this sector at the ITUC symposium “Unions make work
safer – Trade union strategies for tackling unhealthy workplaces” at the XIX World
Congress on Safety and Health at Work. Turkey
The IMF-EMF conference also called all the participants to give their solidarity support to the struggle of Hanjin workers and Korean Metal Workers’
Source: International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF). By
Matsuzaki 19 September 2011 Kan