Workers’ Memorial Day 2013
The memorial day, which is recognised by the UK government, aims to make sure that people “remember the dead”, who have suffered fatal accidents or illness due to health and safety failings of employers, and “fight for the living”, who could be put at risk by negligence in the workplace.
To honour the hundreds of people who sustain work accident injuries or contract industrial diseases, and raise awareness of the importance of health and safety in the workplace, activities were organised, as well as a minute’s silence in many different locations across Britain.
One personal injury solicitor, specialising in industrial disease claims, stated a few days prior to the event, “The message of Workers’ Memorial Day is very clear. On Sunday, workers and their representatives around the world will come together to commemorate their colleagues and demand further action to improve safety at work.”
Workers’ Memorial Day is held every year on the 28th April, unless stated otherwise on the official Trades Union Congress website.News