Sunday, November 25, 2012

300 join the inaugural meeting of the “Network for Exposed Workers”

On November 9, 2012, the inaugural meeting of the “Network for Exposed Workers” was held in Tokyo with nearly 300 participants. Since the 3.11 when the Great East Japan Earthquake caused the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, no end has been in sight for the nuclear disaster. Various efforts to protect safety and health of workers exposed to radiation and improve their working conditions have been made all around Japan and are now formally realized as a network. The meeting was called by union activists, medical doctors and lawyers. The venue, Kameido Bunka Center in Koto Ward, Tokyo, was filled with many people even before the start of the meeting. (Y)


11 月9日、「被ばく労働を考えるネットワーク」設立集会が都内で開かれ、300人近い参加者が集った。「311」以降、福島第一原発では先の見えない収束 作業が続いている。被ばく労働に従事する人々の安全と健康を守り、待遇改善をめざすべく全国各地で続けられてきたさまざまな取り組みが、約1年の準備期間 を経てこの日、正式にネットワークで結ばれた。労組活動家や医師、弁護士らが呼びかけた。会場となった東京・江東区の亀戸文

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