All Asia Team

JILAF invited a total of 14 persons (including 7 women) from 13 organizations in 8 countries to visit Japan from July 11 to 15.

Unlike the usual invitation program teams, the All Asia Team came to Japan after training at the International Labour Organization's training center in Turin, Italy, with the aim of deepening the participants' understanding of workplace environment improvement.

In the labour-related lectures, the participants eagerly engaged in discussions on topics that especially interested them, including the role and issues of the labour movement in Japan, labour-management relations in Japan, and Japan's labour and social legislation.

The participants also received a lecture at the ILO's Japan Office titled "Efforts toward Improvement of the Workplace Environment." The participants made many positive comments, such as, "I would like to introduce Japan's efforts to maintain industrial health and safety in my own country."

In the workplace visit, the participants went to the Oppama Plant of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., which is under the umbrella of Jidosha Soren (Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers' Unions). Here they got a firsthand look at efforts to improve the workplace environment at a workplace in the manufacturing industry. The participants also engaged in lively discussions with executives of the Oppama branch of Nissan Motor's labour union, comparing the situation relating to industrial health and safety in their own countries and the efforts of the Nissan labour union.

List of Cooperating Organizations

Jidosha Soren Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Oppama Plant
Japan Industrial Safety and Health AssociationRENGO (Japanese Trade Union Confederation)
ILO Japan Office

Many thanks to everyone.

All Asia Team Participants

Jatio Sramik League(JSL)

1.NameMs.Promila PODDER
 Name of organizationJatiyo Sramik League(JSL)
 PositionEducation Secretary Women's Commitee

Jatio Sramik League(JSL)

2.NameMr.A K M Ashraf UDDIN
 PositionResearcher and Master Trainer

Indian National Trade Union Congress(INTUC)

3.NameMs.Usha Rani GARA
 Name of organizationInformal Sector Workers Union

Hind Mazdoor Sabha(HMS)

4.NameMr.Nagabhushanam KANCHARLA
 Name of organizationWestern Railway Employees' Union

Confederation of Indonesian Trade Union(CITU)

5.NameMr.Aulia Hafiz OSMAN
 Name of organizationConfederation of Indonesian Trade Union(CITU)
 PositionYouth member

Konfederasi Serikat Buruh Sejahtera Indonesia(KSBSI)

 Name of organizationndonesia Prosperity of Trade Union Confederation KSBSI
 PositionChairperson of Gender Equality Commission

Malaysian Trades Union Congress(MTUC)

7.NameMr.Musmulyadi HASHIM
 Name of organizationNational Union of Petroleum and Chemical Industry Workers
 PositionDeputy Chairman Johor Division

General Federation of Nepales Trade Union(GEFONT)

8.NameMr.Tik Kumari THAPA
 Name of organizationGeneral Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions(GEFONT)
 PositionCentral Member

Trade Union Congress of the Philippines(TUCP)

9.NameMr.Isagani Ace Nunez QUILAB
 Name of organizationALU-TUCP
 PositionAdministration Director

Federation of Free Workers (FFW)

10.NameMs.Ana Marie Mejos SY
 Name of organizationCountry Bankers Employees Association-Life

Trade Union Congress of the Philippines(TUCP)

11.NameMs.Rosemary Minda Aberilla URO
 Name of organizationPhilippine Government Employees Association
 PositionChief Steward

National Trade Union Federation (NTUF)

12.NameMr.Weerasinghe Mudiyanselage DHAMMIKA KUMARI
 Name of organizationLanka Jathika Estate Workers Union

National Workers' Congress (NWC)

13.NameMr.Nileththi Kumarasiri SILVA
 Name of organizationNational Workers' Congress(NWC)

Vietnam General Confederation of Labour(VGCL)

14.NameMr.Son Hong NGUYEN
 Name of organizationVietnam General Confederation of Labour(VGCL)
 PositionPrincipal lecturer

Photos of the Participants

Opening ceremony

Visit to Rengo

Lecture by JILAF Executive Director-General Yoshio Takahashi

Visit to the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association

Visit to the Oppama Plant of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Appraisal meeting