other Workers’ Memorial Day events in 2019
Birmingham – There will be a commemorative event on Friday, 26th April, at 12.30 at the memorial stone in St Phillips Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB, with various speakers. Wreaths & TU banners welcome.
Dudley: The annual event will commence at 12.30 Sun 28 April at the Memorial Gardens, opposite the Council House. There will be a number of local speakers. All welcome.
East Staffordshire Trades Council – Sunday, 28 April 2019 from 14:00-14:30 National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Rd, DE13 7AR Alrewas
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.