Category Archives: Events listing

UK: TUC list of events for Workers’ Memorial Day 2015

UK national trade union federation TUC has published a regularly updated listing of Workers’ Memorial Day events across Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Over 20,000 people die in the UK every year because of their work. Most of these because of exposure to dangerous substances. This year 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. They range from cleaning fluids in almost every workplace, silica dust in construction, tobacco smoke in prisons right through to blood and faeces in health and social care.

In addition to hazardous substances many unions and trades councils will be campaigning on the general theme of demanding better regulation, greater inspections and an end to the anti-health and safety rhetoric from the government and their allies in the press.

https://www.tuc.org.uk/WMD2015

USA: Workers’ Memorial Week 2015

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) has published a large listing of Workers’ Memorial Week events and resources which include a videos, tips for writing a report and work fatality information sources.

Scotland:

Click here for the 2015 International Workers Memorial Day events listing from the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC).

Additional information from the Scottish Hazards Campaign and Edinburgh IWMD commemoration