Safety Inspections

You should have seen the site notice for the Central Park safety inspections planned for Monday 30th April. If you have any concerns or issues you want looking into during the inspections, please contact your local H&S reps.
The right to carry out inspections (and indeed to have Health & Safety Reps at all) comes from having union recognition. There is extensive evidence that having safety reps in a workplace dramatically reduces the risk of accidents and improves the health and welfare of the workforce.
The inspections are timed to coincide with Workers’ Memorial Day, an annual event under the slogan “Remember the dead. Fight for the living.”
Locally, there are events planned for Saturday 28th April:

Manchester Joint Union Workers Memorial Day Rally
11am in Peace Gardens, behind Manchester Town Hall
Speakers: Tony Lloyd MP, Regional Trade Unionists and
Families of those killed by work
Names of those killed will be read out
One minute’s silence at 12 noon
Music from Claire Mooney
Followed by Refreshments at Mechanics Institute,
sponsored by Thompson’s Solicitors
4.00pm to 6.00pm
Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester, behind Central Library.
Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK) sponsored
FREE event featuring the play:
‘0.079 p/h’ by Escape Theatre followed by a discussion.

Plus video ‘The human face of mesothelioma ‘ from the Asbestos Groups Forum.
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