Strong laws, strong enforcement: Workers’ Memorial Day matters in the South West, says UNISON UNISON reps will today (28 April 2016) take part in events across the South West to commemorate those who have been injured or killed at work. This year’s Workers’ Memorial Day is themed “strong laws, strong enforcement”. UNISON is making the […]
Each year on 28 April, International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) is marked around the world to Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living. We remember those killed, made ill, or injured by their own or someone else’s work. Their pain and suffering and that of their families should not be forgotten. We also renew our […]
- 28 April 2017 9:00am–12:00pm
- Hartlepool College of Further Education, Stockton Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7NT
Keeping our members safe at work is one of the most important tasks that trade unions can do. Today, let’s remember how far we’ve come in that fight – and how much more there is to do.
No-one goes to work not expecting to return home that day, yet official figures show that at least 20,000 workers die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses. The National Hazards Campaign believes that these official statistics are wildly inaccurate so the true figure is likely closer to 50,000 worker deaths every year.
Last week saw the Union hold its annual Health Conference in Liverpool where I was asked to launch UNISON’s General Election campaign strategy. This election may have been called at short notice but we in UNISON are ready to do everything we can to prevent further years of a Conservative Government. The Tories want this […]