The Hazards Campaign
News Release 27 April 2011
On Workers Memorial Day the Hazards Campaign says: "Oi, Grayling! We aren't going to let you send us back to the dark ages!"
Supporters of the The Hazards Campaign will be marking this year's Workers Memorial Day, April 28th, with a call to arms in the fight to protect workers rights to safe and healthy workplaces.
Hilda Palmer of the Hazards Campaign said: "The path the ConDem government is taking with Chris Grayling at the helm as employment minister will kill, disable and injure more workers, not less. The corrupt equation they have used to justify their attacks on workplace health and safety and the cuts to our safety police has been well exposed. Their absolute failure to take into account the burden on the families and friends as well as the state, who pick up the bill of billions when workers are killed or injured, or the enormous benefits to society safe workplaces provide exposes their lack of concern for workers health. On Workers Memorial Day we will all be saying "Oi, Grayling! We aren't going to let you send us back to the dark ages!""
Workers Memorial Day is a global day to mark the damage work does – globally every year more people are killed at work or by work activities than die in wars. Workers Memorial Day's motto is:
“Remember the dead – but fight for the living!”
Contact: Hilda Palmer, Hazards Campaign - 0161 636 7557
Hazards Campaign and other authority estimates: 1,367 – 1,517 killed in work related incidents in GB last year made up of:
Hazards and other authority estimates of those killed by work-related illness each year
For more information:
The ConDem anti-health and safety agenda Regulations don't kill jobs - lack of regulation kills workers'
Downloadable WMD leaflet
The Hazards Campaign,
c/o Greater Manchester Hazards Centre, Windrush Millennium Centre, 70