Workers Memorial Day 2020
On a day when huge numbers of people round the country remembered health workers who had died of Covid-19, in Birmingham, we remembered them, specifically in the West Midlands.
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Govt Deadly Failures - includes workers killed in West Mids
Over Easter, West Midlands health workers who died from Covid19 include nurse Elsie Chafalumira Sasuze; Dr Best Nkhoma; and Leilana Dayrit; these shortly after nurses Areema Nasreen, Aimee O’Rourke, and 2 healthcare assistants.
Workers' Memorial Day 2019 report
This year’s speakers made us aware of attacks on workers’ rights to a safe workplace, and the importance of standing firm against them.
Neil Vernon, UNITE learning organiser and Hazards Trust officer, explained the need for and history of International Workers Memorial Day, paying tribute to the late Tom Harte, the Brummie who first brought Workers Memorial Day to the UK.
HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures
The HSE published its fatalities statistics yesterday. They can be found at http://press.hse.gov.uk/2018/hse-releases-annual-workplace-fatality-figu...
Clean up electronics
An article about work-related cancers in metal fabrication has been added to the occupational ill-health section of this website.
New era for workers’ rights in Qatar?
This is a local story, strangely, as WMHT member Neil Vernon was one of a delegation of trade unionists who went to Qatar to find out more about the stories of exploitation and virtual slavery of immigrant workers building a stadium for the World Cup, amongst other projects.
The Annual Tim Field Memorial Lecture
How to predict, resist, challenge and combat workplace bullying.