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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.
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.
The HSE published its fatalities statistics yesterday. They can be found at http://press.hse.gov.uk/2018/hse-releases-annual-workplace-fatality-figu...
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.