Montenegro: Union receives award for outstanding work on OHS

On the occasion of the International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, the Association of Occupational Safety and Health of Montenegro awarded Nenad Markovic, President of the Trade Union of Construction and Industry of Building Materials of Montenegro (SGIGMCG), for his union’s exemplary contribution to the promotion of occupational health and safety. 

The Association said that SGIGMCG has continually worked on the implementation of the establishment of Health and Safety Committees composed of workers and employers’ representatives. It also said that the trade union has successfully concluded 4 national branch collective bargaining agreements in the construction sector, organised 20 OHS seminars, and constantly promoted OHS through various activities supported by BWI. 

On receiving the award, Markovic thanked the award-giving association, saying the it is an added incentive and inspiration for trade unionists to further their work on workplace health and safety. He expressed optimism that OHS will become a fundamental labor right at the next International Labour Conference. He concluded his speech with the resounding message: “jobs should not kill!”