Health & Safety
Attack on Health and Safety rights
Commenting on the Deregulation Bill in the Queen's Speech 8 May 2013, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
Over a dozen trades union councils organised Workers Memorial day events in the Midlands this weekend.
60 attended Wolverhampton's 22nd annual commemoration event; wreaths were laid by FBU, UNISON General, UNISON University, UCATT, PCS, CWU & WB&DTUC
Ivan Monkton UNITE NEC spoke on Agricultural Workers' safety and the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board and it's affect on rural poverty.
Warinder Juss (GMB/Thompsons) called for the defeat of the government in order to re-establish the basic health and safety rights that the Tories and Liberals have already cut or still plan to.
Marie Taylor (CYW-UNITE & President WB&DTUC) remembered the 350 so far found dead at the Bangladesh garment factory that had been producing for Primark, Matalan and Mango UK stores.
Rob Marris (NUT) lambasted the governmemnt's announced threat to the Health & Safety Executive and delivered a speech by Steve Witton (UCATT) highlighting the high level of construction industry deaths
Rev.Bill Mash of the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission gave a sermon particularly remembering those affected by industrial disease.
Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living
Crane Regulation consultation
On Tuesday 3rd July a large protest was held against the governments Government’s decision to end the crane registration regulations
West Midlands employers asked to make safety resolution
New figures show extent of workplace safety failings in local area
Workers' Memorial Day consultation
Written Ministerial Statements: Thursday 28 January 2010
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Yvette Cooper):
I am pleased to announce the publication of the Government's response to the consultation exercise proposing the official recognition of Workers Memorial Day.
The Government's response (Cm 7789) has been laid before Parliament and is available on the DWP website.
Health and Safety cuts consultation
The Löfstedt Review into health and safety legislation, announced by Chris Grayling,ConDem Minister for Employment in March, has issued a call for evidence, inviting views by 29 July on reducing health and safety regulation.
Lord Young’s Health and Safety Review condemned
It’s not common sense, it’s nonsense say local campaigners
Biased report based on prejudice not evidence says the West Midlands Hazards Trust
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.
Wolverhampton Estate Find Sparks Asbestos Probe
Twelve houses on a chemical-plagued Wolverhampton estate have been declared contaminated – sparking an investigation for asbestos at hundreds of other homes.
Who pays for accidents?
People will have noticed a lot of propaganda recently about the health and safety culture and burdens on business. This research undermines all of that for the rubbish it is and deserves to be widely distributed. Please forward it to those you think might find it interesting.
Asbestos Court Judgement
Asbestos Support Group
Many people believe asbestos to be a problem of the past, yet it continues to be the biggest single killer in the workplace.