The next Wolverhampton Workers' memorial Day will be Sunday 28th April 2019
12.30pm at the Workers' Memorial Day Tree, Cenotaph, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS
Saturday 28th April 2018
Andrew Scattergood Fire Brigades Union Brigade Chair
Eleanor Smith MP Wolverhampton South West
Chris Cooper UNISON Safety Rep of the Year
Marie Taylor Wolverhampton TUC President
John Welsby Industrial chaplain Black Country Urban Industrial Mission
Pat McFadden MP & Emma Reynolds MP will also be in attendance. Civic flags will be lowered to half mast in respect. Empty shoes will represent those who have lost their lives through work.
In 2018 the theme for the day is Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces and will focus the huge difference that unions make in preventing deaths in the workplace.
It is 40 years since the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations came into force.
They established the right of a recognised trade union to appoint safety representatives from among the employees it represented.
The regulations conferred number of powers to safety representatives including to investigate potential hazards and dangerous occurrences at the workplace (whether or not they are drawn to their attention by the employees they represent) and to examine the causes of accidents at the workplace.
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