Workers Memorial Day
Workers’ Memorial Day 2012
The TUC is calling on UK health and safety representatives, trades councils and safety campaigners to make 28 April 2012 a National Day of Action to defend health and safety from the attacks on regulation, enforcement, cuts and refusal to tackle the massive toll that health and safety breaches take on workers.
The national union body notes: “Our health and our safety is under attack like never before and we must defend it, for our sake and that of future generations.”
TUC has assembled a top class package of resources to help organise, publicise and effectively run events. Available on the TUC website, you’ll find a series of briefings giving all the facts and figures you’ll ever need to win an argument for better regulation and enforcement, an infographic spelling this out at-a-glance, guides on dealing with the press and lobbying MPs, a listings of events nationwide.
The Hazards Campaign is encouraging and supporting what is set to be a record number of events nationwide.
Get kitted out with Hazards Campaign ribbons, posters, lapel/stationery stickers,window stickers and ‘We didn’t vote to die at work’ t-shirts – the perfect attire for a 28 April event. For further information email the Hazards Campaign or phone 0161 636 7557.
If you want updates on what is going on worldwide on 28 April – the globe’s largest health and safety event – have a look at the ITUC/Hazards Workers’ Memorial Day worldwide list of events and resources
It’s not a secret, TELL PEOPLE about it!!
anyone you meet, and
don’t forget your employer
Workers Memorial Day is on the 28th April every year.
This is OUR day, a day when workers and our families and our trade unions, focus on health and safety at work, both in our workplaces, and at events locally, nationally, and worldwide. This year more than ever we need to fight for our lives as the recession caused by a greedy, globalised financial system acting out of control under government deregulated, light touch regulation, has caused global meltdown and threatens to make our health and safety an even lower priority.
DON’T DO NOTHING, TAKE SOME ACTION, GET INVOLVED
Attend one of the local events or organise one yourself. If you cannot attend an event try to do something in your workplace – and at very least put up posters, wear a forget me knot ribbon and hold a one minutes silence at noon and tell everyone about it!
Every year there are thousands of events across the world on WMD attended by millions of people. There are hundreds in the UK.
The point of the Day is two fold:
to Remember the Dead and also to Fight for the Living