International Workers Memorial Day

workers memorial day

Staff at UNISON Scotland gathered to recognise International Workers Memorial Day. It is a day to remember those who have died or been injured at work.

Dave Watson, head of policy and public affairs at UNISON Scotland, reminded everyone that although numbers are reducing 20 people died at work last year in Scotland and many more were injured. He also asked we remember that it is an international day and that many more people across the world die or are injured at work who do not enjoy the same legal protection.

Health and Safety is central to the work of trade unionists. We will continue to fight for better health and safety laws to protect all of us at work and to disavow people of the view that health and safety is unnecessary red tape.

Today UNISON staff joined events across the world to take a minute silence to remember those who died.