28th April 2017

Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day

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Roger Lawrence Wolverhampton Council Leader - praised joint work between UNISON the Trades Union Council and Labour Council to bring about the introduction of the Dying to Work Charter and employment protection for terminally ill employees of the council.

Full report in Express and Star https://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2017/05/02/ceremony-honours-workers-during-campaign-for-employee-rights-in-wolverhampton---watch/

speakers:

Jackie Marshall Prison Officers Association NEC - cuts in officer numbers = increase in attacks on prison officers

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Rob Marris MP Wolverhampton South West

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Nick Kelleher Secretary Wolverhampton TUC
John Welsby a chaplain on West Midlands Buses from Black Country Urban Industrial Mission Chaplain
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+ wreath laying ceremony

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The  TUC's theme was Good health and safety for all workers whoever they are and will focus on inequalities in occupational health and the role unions play in narrowing the inequalities gap;

hidden and new "gig economies", the risks faced by migrant workers and the issues of gender and class.

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TUC page for 2017 International Workers' Memorial Day can be accessed at https://www.tuc.org.uk/wmd2017

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