Kazuo Furusawa’s (Japan) speech at UITBB Executive Committee Meeting

Main points of Kazuo Furusawa (Japan) speech at UITBB Executive Committee Meeting

  • We are building the infrastructures to host the Tokyo Olympic Games and rebuild the areas of the country affected by the last tsunami
  • Wages have generally improved, but there have been some work-related accidents (with deaths) and we have launched a campaign in support of Safety and Health
  • Japan government does not accept migrant workers
  • Women are 1.3% of the total construction workers, only work in the offices, and receive an average of 60% of what men earn, but Japanese society is changing its mindset in this regard
  • We will keep the campaign against nuclear weapons in Japan alive