GMB trade union mark Workers Memorial Day 2019
30 April 2019

Each year GMB remembers the workers lost, on Workers Memorial Day and this year we gathered at Bill Smith House to pay our respects to remember fallen colleagues. In 2019 we should not lose a many as 50 000 people a year to work related illness, that is just not acceptable. Every worker has the right to return home safely from work and the GMB trade union will maintain pressure on employers to keep our members safe at work.

Speakers included,

  • Alfie Jones
  • Bob Welham
  • Mark Roberts
  • Paul McCarthy
  • Dougie Henry

In 2019 we should not lose a many as 50 000 people a year to work related illness, that is just not acceptable. Every worker has the right to return home safely from work and the GMB trade union will maintain pressure on employers to keep our members safe at work.

Construction is the min industry for fatalities, followed by agriculture and manufacturing.

Main fatal accidents are,

  • Falls from a height
  • Struck by a moving vehicle
  • Struck by a moving object
  • Trapped by something collapsing/overturning
  • Contact with moving machinery

The union offer training courses for our representatives on Health & Safety and can help our reps/members with health & safety in their workplace. It is well documented that workplaces with union representation are safer than those without.

If you want to become a GMB representation or interested in a GMB trade union Health & Safety course then please contact Alfie Jones and Paul Holleran at Bill Smith House 0151 727 0077 or you can email Alf.Jones@gmb.org.uk or Paul.Holleran@gmb.org.uk for more information.

You can also book online via the regional website here - http://www.gmbnorthwest.co.uk/news/2019-course-dates-and-venues-gmb-north-west-irish-region

And you can join the GMB trade union online here today - http://www.gmbnorthwest.co.uk/join-now

GMB North West & Irish Region

 

Check out the photo gallery and video summery of the day!

2019 Workers Memorial Day at GMB North West & Irish region