On World OSH day on April 28th, UITBB Japanese affiliates had a negotiation with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
In addition to the meeting with the Ministry, we organized leafletting and demonstration in front of the Ministry. Our comrades accused lack of safety measures at the Tokyo Olympic construction sites, as well as those in Qatar for the World Cup, which is particularly dangerous for many migrant workers.
Many participants including Member of Parliament spoke on OSH under pandemic or ongoing Asbestos lawsuits against the government and big construction capital.
In the meeting with the Ministry official, we demanded stronger measure for OSH such as increasing labor inspectors, and strict control for 8 hour work at Tunnel construction sites for prevention of pneumoconiosis.