“Today is International Workers Memorial Day, a time to remember and take action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.
“This day is an important reminder of why it’s so important to keep campaigning for stronger Work Health and Safety laws. #IWMD22”
SSTUWA • #iwmd22
Asbestos Disease Support Society
“Today, 28 April 2022 is Workers’ Memorial Day. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on how to prevent occupational deaths, injuries, diseases and illnesses. It is also a day to remember those that have died from a work-related injury or illness.” #workersmemorialday2022 #iwmd22
Australia: Government ‘missing in action’ on health and safety
Australia’s national union organisation ACTU has released a new report: “Morrison Missing In Action on Work Health and Safety”. The report is available online.
Australia’s premier Scott Morrison has overseen “an appalling 32 per cent increase in workplace fatalities and an 8 per cent increase in workplace injuries since 2018.”
ACTU Centre for Health and Safety Update 2022/13
As you would be aware, International Workers’ Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on 28 April – it is an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.
This year, Trades and Labour Councils (TLCs) will be holding a mixture of in-person and live-streamed events.
You can find details of the various TLC events here, and we encourage you to participate.
The ACTU has also prepared some sharables that you are welcome to use – please note some more will be added next week so please do check back then.
Executive Assistant to Assistant Secretary, Liam O’Brien
Australian Council of Trade Unions
Level 4/365 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
t (03) 9664-7340
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Every year, Victorian Trades Hall Council hosts a memorial service to remember those Victorians who lost their lives at work. This year’s memorial service will be held in person at 10:30AM at Trades Hall. RSVP here or by following the link below.
Please join us on the 28th of April for International Workers Memorial Day 2022 to commemorate the workers we’ve lost in the past year. If you aren’t able to attend in person, the event will also be live-streamed through the Victorian Trades Hall Council Facebook page.
The ceremony will include a minute of silence at 11am and an opportunity to lay wreaths.
We hope to see you there.
Reece Gittins – We Are Union: OHS Reps