Every year over 20,000 people die because of their work. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers.
Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.
The day is also intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, but fight for the living”.
In 2015 the theme for the day is “removing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace“ Hazardous substances are found in almost every workplace in the UK and many workers have no protection against the possible effects, despite the fact that tens of thousands of workers have their health destroyed by asthma, dermatitis, lung disorders and cancers because of exposures.
join GMB officers at St John the Baptist church, Halesowen on 28 April at 11:30am at our wreath laying ceremony and honour those we have lost at work.
if you have any health & safety concerns in your workplace, contact our health & safety officer, Annette Greenwood on 0121 569 5990.
(information taken from the TUC)
Posted: 28th April 2015