Tuesday 28th April is Workers Memorial Day, and all over the world workers
and their representatives take part in a whole host of activities to mark
The day is intended to highlight and raise awareness that every year more
people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments,
or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety
just wasn't that important a priority.
As well as remembering those that have died it is intended as a rallying
call to 'fight like hell for the living", and hopefully prevent more people
from been killed at work.
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) coordinates activities across the country,
publishing a comprehensive listing of events and suggestions. A listing of
the global activities is available from the Hazards website both of which
can be accessed from the TUC website at www.tuc.org.uk