In the run up to Workers Memorial Day the TUC has been concentrating on supporting events around the theme “organised workplaces are safer workplaces”.
The page listing all local events is on the front page of the TUC site and we have been promoting all the materials produced as part of the safetyreps@40 campaign.
We are also focusing on looking forward to the future and have today published a guide to going further than the legal minimum, focusing on Roving Safety Reps and Union Improvement Notices.
TUC states a press release and social media will be issued next week.
Safety reps: Getting more than the minimum – A TUC guide to Roving Safety Reps and Union Improvement Notices
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. 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”.
The TUC coordinates activities across the country, publishing a comprehensive listing of events nationally and suggestions. A listing of the global activities is available from the Hazards website.
In 2018 the theme of Workers’ Memorial Day is Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces. Visit Workers’ Memorial Day 2018
In 2018 the theme of Workers’ Memorial Day is Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces
Hazards Campaign has produced a set of useful resources for International Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 (#iwmd18) – download the order form here.
You can order commemorative purple ribbons, posters, car-stickers and high-vis waistcoats. These resources are ideal for your 28 April event, notice board, union office, workplace, ceremony or to simply hand out on the day.
Follow these links for details of Workers’ Memorial Day activities in the UK and worldwide.
High- vis waistcoat