Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Chesterfield Workers’ Memorial Day

Remember the Dead - Fight for the Living Friday 26th April 2013 from 11.00am Rykneld Square, Chesterfield

The Government says Health and Safety is a Burden on Business

The Real Burden is on Families

• In the last 2 years, 99 Construction Workers have been killed at work.

• 120 victims from the East Midlands died of Mesothelioma (Asbestos Cancer) in 2012

On Workers’ Memorial Day we ‘Remember’ those who have been needlessly killed, injured, or made ill by their work. Also, perhaps more importantly, it is about using this human tragedy to strengthen the campaign for a safer and healthier workplace.

Throughout the UK, hundreds of workers die in preventable workplace “accidents” and thousands die from occupational diseases every year. On this day we remember these workers and their families. But also fight for change.

The UK Government is making Health and Safety a scapegoat for lack of growth in the economy. However, the truth is that the government attacks and spending cuts will put even more lives at risk. It is, therefore, important that Workers’ Memorial Day is used to ensure that Health and Safety is a priority in the workplace as no one should be put at unnecessary risk at work.

• Dan Shears - Lead Health and Safety Officer - GMB
• Cheryl Pidgeon - Regional Secretary - UCATT
“Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” - a display to highlight the human cost of the Government’s attacks on health and safety.

For more information contact:

TRUST on 01246 380415

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