International Workers Memorial Day Wednesday 28th April 2021 11am-12noon
The theme for this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day is: ‘Health and Safety is a human right – let’s make it a reality.’
With speakers from trade unions and the wider health and safety community.
Chair: Rozanne Foyer: STUC General Secretary
Pauline Rourke: CWU
Gary Smith: GMB
Phyliss Craig: Action for Asbestos Scotland
Professor Andy Waterson
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. International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) 28 April commemorates those workers.
This year’s event is made even more poignant due to the work-related loss of life due to the COVID Pandemic.