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. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers.
Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.
Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support are inviting people to attend the event in Liverpool to raise health and safety awareness at work and to remember those who have tragically lost their lives over the years to work related incidents.
The event will take place on Tuesday 28th April 2015 at 1pm on the South Piazza of Georges Dock Building (Corner of Mann Island and the Strand), Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DD.
Speakers to include representatives from local Trade Unions, LTUC, Asbestos Campaign and Solicitors.
The UN International Labour Organisation estimates that worldwide more people are killed by work than war every year: a minimum 2.3 million killed by work every year.
In UK for 2013/14 the HSE provisionally reports 133 fatalities in work-places; however this figure excludes the majority of workers killed at work, and ignores all those dying from poor working conditions.
If you would like more information on the event please contact Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group on 0151 236 1895.