@HirokoTabuchi and @daniel_garcia_r on the Rights of #Fukushima Workers

A report by The New York Times' Hiroko Tabuchi on the Fukushimi Daiichi nuclear workers sparks a fascinating discussion with nuclear researcher Daniel Garcia about the society-wide tendency for the most dangerous jobs to be the least secure. Do the Fukushima workers deserve the special attention? Is their situation overshadowing the plight of wage laborers in less physically dangerous jobs? Read More
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Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi
My report on Fukushima Daiichi nuclear workers from Iwaki-Yumoto http://nyti.ms/jjYcH0 With photographer @kosukeokahara
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi
@kosukeokahara Thank you so much for taking on a last-minute assignment! Let's go see the guys again at Yumoto.. :)
Kosuke Okahara @kosukeokahara
@HirokoTabuchi Many thanx Hiroko-san. Hope they allow me to photograph more ;) I think their stories are very important to tell.
Kosuke Okahara @kosukeokahara
very important story to tell. RT @HirokoTabuchi 's report on Fukushima Daiichi nuclear workers from Iwaki-Yumoto http://nyti.ms/jjYcH0
Kosuke Okahara @kosukeokahara
@HirokoTabuchi I found they were simply very nice people. I had good time with him too.
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi @kosukeokahara Still perplexed by media coverage on disparities between low and high class workers;
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi @kosukeokahara How do u think job conditions of Tokyo skyscraper construct workers compare with Kajima/Taisei Corp employees?
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi @kosukeokahara How do you think Convenience Stores staff job conditions/security compare to real 7/11 Corp employees?
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi
@daniel_garcia_r Right. But when your work involves radiation exposure, health benefits become a bit more important than at 7-11.
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi Btw: Dose absorbed by those 2 workers isn't "up to 580mSv" but "estimated between 200 and 580 mSv"
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi Have you checked deathly rates / health problems rates of construction / industry / factory workers around the world?
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi Have you checked those of soldiers sent to die to conflicts vs officials sitting in Gov agencies?
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi It is a fact that all over the world people doing most dangerous & worst jobs are also those with lower pays & less security
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi Plant operators always employees of the main Co 'cause it's an skilled & essential job; 2 workrs exposed while in ControlRoom
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi
@daniel_garcia_r I don't understand - yes there's inequality in all industries. But that makes it unacceptable to write abt nuclear workers?
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi
@daniel_garcia_r Trust me, I don't think you want to go down the "these other workers are unskilled & unessential" line of argument.
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi There is nothing wrong on writing about it, there is in demonizing TEPCO for following our societies basic rules
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi
@daniel_garcia_r Writing abt labor market inequality has been my life work. I've written women, foreign trainees, auto workers.. now nuclear
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi Maybe I was misunderstood; u seem to say TEPCO sent their people to the front line bc of situation; those 2 were alwys there
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi That's a loable work, just don't let it seem as if it was "TEPCO-specific", stop "bad guy hunting"
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi
@daniel_garcia_r I'm glad some people were brave enough to challenge society's basic rules, or else I'd be unable to work or even vote.
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi Sorry if I haven't read any of your articles before 3/11; I'll keep an eye opened from now; again "loable work of yours"
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi Btw, someth I like of JP is diff between top & bottom < elsewhere. Hope some west practices don't spread http://shar.es/HYWHH
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi I've worked in both European & Japanese industrial groups, and I know many in EU are learning "JP-lean management" to improve
Daniel Garcia-R @dgr4energy
@HirokoTabuchi It may not "necessarily" relate to, but salary disparities good indication of how much people's work valued, how treated
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