Hazards Conference 2004UMIST, Manchester 16th-18th July 2004
The Hazards Campaign has decided to return to Manchester for Hazards 2004, the next Hazards Conference. This will be the 15th national Hazards Conference, and we hope to take up where Hazards 2003 left off.
For the first time since Labour achieved office in 1997, a minister actually addressed the conference. Des Browne, the recently-appointed Minister responsible for health, safety and welfare at work responded positively to the Hazards Campaign's invitation to attend. He spoke at the opening plenary, and was faced by over 450 active safety reps asking questions about the Government's plans for accountability of both company directors and corporations, the strategy for reducing work-related injury and deaths, strengthening the position of union safety representatives, and generally delivering on previous election manifesto promises.
The minister also heard from Dave Joyce of the CWU, and a passionate contribution from Ann Jones, whose son Simon was killed whilst employed by a temp agency on Shoreham Docks, and he left Hazards 2003 in no doubt about the strength of feeling expressed by both the speakers and the delegates.We hope that this will have a positive effect on his ministerial priorities.
These issues will be on the agenda again for Hazards 2004, and others will include the question of compensation, the rehabilitation of injured workers and the increasing brutalisation of work.
As always, Hazards 2004 needs your sponsorship and financial support. Please take this appeal to your organisation for their consideration. Sponsors of the Hazards Conference are acknowledged in the conference materials and at the venue. Hazards 2004 is being held some 6 weeks earlier next year, so it is important that sponsors send their support sooner rather than later. Please make your cheque payable to Hazards 2004, and send it with the form below to: Hazards 2004, C/o Greater Manchester Hazards Centre, 23 New Mount Street, Manchester, M4 4DE. If you need more information, you can telephone us on 0161 953 4037; or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks in advance for your support
(A neater PDF version of this form can be found here)
We want to sponsor the 15th Hazards Conference in Manchester
Please send me/us ................. conference booking forms.
I enclose a cheque for £..................... payable to Hazards
Please return to: Hazards 2004, C/o GMHC, 23 New Mount Street, Manchester, M4 4DE
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