Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
FRIDAY 28th April 2017 Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
12.30pm at the Workers' Memorial Day Tree, Cenotaph, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS
Jackie Marshall Prison Officers Association NEC - cuts in officer numbers = increase in attacks on prison officers
Roger Lawrence Wolverhampton Council Leader - Dying to Work
Rob Marris MP Wolverhampton South West
Nick Kelleher Secretary Wolverhampton TUC
Black Country Urban Industrial Mission Chaplain
+ wreath laying ceremony
The theme is 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.
The TUC will particularly want to focus on the hidden and new "gig economies", the risks faced by migrant workers and the issues of gender and class.
West Midlands employers asked to make safety resolution
Workers' Memorial Day consultation
What is Workers' Memorial Day?
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.
Worker`s Memorial Day takes place every April 28th - as an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.