Version released for press conference
The report Invisible victims of Development - Workers Health and Safety in Asia was released in Hong Kong on the eve of International Workers Memorial Day on April 26. It is a detailed report from six Asian countries namely China, India, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia to portray the real situation of occupational safety and health (OSH) on the ground and the struggle of workers, victims and their families to gain recognition, compensation and justice.
The report was prepared in collaboration with the Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental Victims (ANROEV) – a network of victims groups, trade unions, labour and environmental organizations based in 16 Asian countries all working towards a safe and healthy workplaces, OSH rights and environmental justice. These grassroots groups, frustrated by years of apathy by their governments and negligent employers, decided to produce their own report to show the extent of the problem at the ground with the hope it will draw public attention to the senseless massacre of workers across the region.
The individual papers are avaliable for download and the final publication will be released later with some final revisions/changes by the authors.