- published: 01 Jun 2014
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Disturbing and sometimes maudlin trilogy of accidents and their effects on Union Pacific railroad workers and their families, shot with virtuosity in working-class Los Angeles. In the age-old tradition of holding workers (rather than management or the makers of machines) responsible for accidents, this film shows stories of people who are "the victims of themselves." "I know the road does everything in its power to prevent accidents," says the minister/narrator, and saddles these workingmen with complete responsibility for the risks they face. This is a common theme of safety films, which combine a healthy degree of corporate self-interest with an occasional concern for the well-being of workers and consumers. If we're not to sell this film short, though, we should look beyond its sleazi...
A short clip with excerpts from 5 of the 10 foreign-language voice-overs produced by 2M Language Services for the Australian Government's Seasonal Worker Programme. The Seasonal Worker Programme is an initiative that provides Australian employers with reliable returning workers from Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste to meet peak seasonal labour demands that are otherwise unmet by local Australian labour. The programme assists employers in the agriculture sector and in selected locations in the accommodation and tourism sectors. 2M provided translation, DTP and voice-over services in 10 languages: Bislama (Vanuatu), Fijian & Fijian Hindi, Gilbertese (Kiribati), Samoan, Solomon Island Pidgin, Tetum (Timor-Leste), Tok Pisin (Papua New Guinea), Tongan and Tuvaluan about the programme t...
Roz Savage (http://www.rozsavage.com) became the first woman ever to row solo across the Pacific, a three-stage marathon that began in 2008 and ended triumphantly in 2010. In this video, she talks about her transition from being an ordinary London office worker into an ocean rower and environmental campaigner, and how her voyage across the Pacific gave her insights into the challenges being faced by our oceans - and humans.
The tragic story of how a worker, Eddie Adams, died from an arch flash, and how it impacted his co-workers and his family.
Overwhelmed railroad worker by few shovels
IWRAW Asia Pacific presents Business and Women's Human Rights: Women Migrant Workers. This video looks at the factors pushing women to migrate to other countries in search of employment, jobs that migrant women workers are limited to, discriminations faced before, during, and after migration, lack of protection in informal sectors, and how CEDAW General Recommendation No.26 is relevant to address the issue. This video is part 2 out of 5 in the Business and Women’s Human Rights video series. This video is made possible with the support of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
Singapore hotel worker shortage Hotel group chief says shortage of workers in Singapore The chief executive of the Pan Pacific Hotel group says rules limiting the number of employees business can recruit in Singapore are causing a shortage of workers.
Brawny Industrial wants to recognize and reward the people who form the core of America's greatness -- American workers. Visit http://www.brawnyindustrial.com for more details and to nominate a hardworking, safety- and community-minded person you know to be named the Great American Worker.* *Sorry, Georgia-Pacific employees and their families: although you are eligible in our hearts, the standard rules prohibit you from participating in the contest. Copyright Georgia-Pacific LLC, all rights reserved.
Mr Ioane Tupou Nawaikula (Fiji) is a youth development activist with the National Youth Council of Fiji. He received the 2015 Commonwealth Pacific Youth Worker of the Year. He works to promote young people’s peaceful civic participation during elections, and has created seven Peace Forums across Fiji as a mechanism to resolve conflicts and build peace. Do you know a youth worker who is making a positive impact on young people’s lives, their communities and their societies? You have until 31st August to nominate them for a Commonwealth Youth Worker Award: http://bit.ly/2aWvb96
How tractor drives to pick asparagus
By Caitlin Conrad/KTVL.comYREKA, Calif. -- Sonia Donahue is a woman who caused a lot of harm to California Pacific Power worker more than a year aog. Tuesday she plead guilty to all the charges involved in the case. More than a year ago Donahue got into Pacific Power utility truck while the bucket was in the air, and a worker was up with it. She then took off in the pick-up and worker Jim Harkless fell 30 feet to the ground and suffered multiple injuries. Tuesday in court room Donahue plead guilty to car jacking, and assault with a deadly weapon, bringing a sigh of relief for district attorney Kirk Andrus, our thoughts were really with the victim in this case, he said. Andrus says he talk to Harkless about the outcome, and the plea deal is what he wanted. While in court Donahue also plead...
An original song writen by Black Irish Band member Patrick Michael Karnahan in honor of the Chinese Americans that built the Central Pacific Railroad. Band member James Nelson sings lead on this ballad based on the struggle to build a railroad over the mighty Sierra Nevada Mountains. Historians state that a Chinese worker died for every mile that was built. Patrick wrote this song because the Chinese have been overlooked for the part they played in the American West. Buy this at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/blackirishband9