International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April 2023 – the biggest event on the trade union safety calendar – is just over a week away. Essential resources, including 28 April purple ribbons, car stickers and ‘Organise!’ posters, bags, t-shirts and hi-vis jackets, are available from the national Hazards Campaign.
Hazards Campaign 28 April #iwmd23 resources
- Organise! 28 April posters, specify A4 or A3, free plus cost of postage.
- Purple ribbons, £50/100.
- Car stickers, single £1, 2-10 50p each, 11-100 30p each.
- Bags, £5 plus postage.
- Organise v-neck t-shirts or Hi-viz gilets (sizes S,M, L, XL), £10.
Contact the campaign for discount rates for larger orders. Further details, email Janet Newsham or phone 07734 317158.
Print off order form. Return order form to: iwmd23, 177 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston PR28AE.
Cheques made payable to ‘Greater Manchester Hazards Centre Ltd’.
Account Name Greater Manchester Hazards Centre Ltd
Sort Code 60 83 01
Account Number 20090443
Bank Name and address Unity Trust Bank, Nine Brindley place, Birmingham B1 2 HB.
The Hazards Campaign has produced a wide selection of resources to help you mark International Workers’ Memorial Day effectively and visually including ribbons, car stickers, posters, bags, fabric face masks and t-shirts.
Download the order form here
Below is the poster – other resources can be viewed in the order form.
Hazards Conference 2022
It’s a Deadly Business!
but Decent work is Safe and Healthy
29-31st July, 2022 at Keele University and online
The annual Hazards Conference is returning to Keele University this year with an online option for those who would rather not attend in person.
Since 2019, we have held two online conferences during the difficult circumstances of the pandemic. These have been held free of charge, however we all recognise that we need to get back to in person conferences, but they need to be held safely.
The last two years have been tremendously difficult for all workers and in the Hazards Campaign we have worked hard to respond to workers and their trade union’s needs.
The feedback we have received over the last two years has been encouraging and to this end we are moving the Hazards Conference to a hybrid model, where delegates can attend in person or participate online.
We would like to ensure all participants have an equal opportunity to attend and participate in the conference but we are acutely aware that some of our regular attendees have health conditions which will make them at risk of serious illness if they became infected by Covid and therefore we are providing an opportunity for everyone to attend, either in person or online.
We have an online registration this year
A copy of the booking form can be downloaded from https://gmhazards.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Final-booking-form-Hazards-Conference-33rd.pdf and if anyone needs a printed form please let me know.
If anyone would like to sponsor the conference, a sponsorship form can be found at:
If you would like more information about the conference then please email email@example.com
or phone: 07734 317158
Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk –
Challenging bad air inside and outside the workplace
Thursday 18th February, 6.00-7.30pm
Please register here to get the link for the event
The discussion will be led by:
- Reducing Toxic Substances at Work – Hilda Palmer, Greater Manchester Hazards Centre
- Campaigning on Pesticides – Paul Holleran , GMB Officer
- Air Quality Campaign update – Graham Petersen, Greener Jobs Alliance
Workers’ Memorial Day 2020
Normal public events for April 28th won’t be possible because of measures to contain Coronavirus/Covid-19. But marking International Workers’ Memorial Day has never been more important for workers’ lives and health and those of our families and communities.
Some workplace events may still go ahead but we are taking #IWMD20 online, developing a social media campaign that we want everyone to join in. This will keep the day and its perennial aims on the public and political agenda with the twin slogans to ‘Remember the Dead and Fight for the Living’. This year’s international theme has been changed by ITUC to ‘Stop the Pandemic at work’.
The Hazards Campaign is going ahead with: ‘Unions fighting for hearts and minds’ incorporating the fight against Coronavirus.
Hazards Campaign – Final briefing and call to action document
- WINDOW DISPLAYS Put up a Heartbroken poster – order or print one off- make a window display! See below.
- POST SELFIES Post a selfie with Heartbroken poster, or your window poster display, add a message, post on social media #IWMD20 or send to us
- ORGANISE A MEETING Organise a meeting – on-line or in the workplace if it can be done safely.
- USE OUR FIGURES NOT HSE’S Use ‘The Whole Story’ on death caused by work not HSE partial statistics [Updated April 2020]
- MAPPING ACTION Mapping #IWMD20: tell us what you are doing and about workers memorials near you and we will map them.
- CAMPAIGN ON SOCIAL MEDIA Create a huge wave of #IWMD20 tweets and posts on social media – download sample graphics here
- HAZARDS FILM Watch and send out the Hazards Campaign Film for #IWMD20 ‘Fighting for Hearts and Minds – forthcoming.
- LIGHT A CANDLE Light a candle in the window on 28th at 9pm to remember all workers killed by #COVID and other work hazards – but be safe.
- MEMORIALS ONLINE Online memorials—post photos and details of those killed at and by work to us or direct to Twitter and Facebook.
- GLOBAL SOLIDARITY Use the #IWMD20 for national and international solidarity with our union colleagues all across the world. And check out the ITUC/Hazards magazine global hub for international activities.
Resources to print out for your window display
The Hazards Campaign, in conjunction with Hazards Magazine, has produced two striking International Workers’ Memorial Day 2019 posters. They are available in A4 and A3 sizes from the Campaign. Posters are free but postage will need to be paid on larger orders. Order here.
They can viewed on the Hazards magazine website at higher resolution. Poster 1 and Poster 2
Posters are free but postage will need to be paid on larger orders. As a guide 25 x A4 posters OR 12 x A3 posters will cost £1.50 first class postage. Call us for a price: 0161 636 7558
Send Order to: Hazards Campaign, c/o GMHC, Windrush Millennium Centre, 70 Alexandra Road, Manchester M16 7WD
Hazards Campaign has produced a set of useful resources for International Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 (#iwmd18) – download the order form here.
You can order commemorative purple ribbons, posters, car-stickers and high-vis waistcoats. These resources are ideal for your 28 April event, notice board, union office, workplace, ceremony or to simply hand out on the day.
Follow these links for details of Workers’ Memorial Day activities in the UK and worldwide.
This year’s posters
Past year’s posters
High- vis waistcoat
Hazards Campaign has produced a set of six large banners based on the 28 April theme ‘Unsafe and unfair – discrimination on the job hurts us all’. The banners will be displayed initially at the People’s History Museum in Manchester, UK – 21st April – 1 May 2017.
Banner 1 Fair enough? We are all sickened by inequality at work
Banner 2 Working women at risk
Banner 3 Racism hurts at work
Banner 4 The gig economy
Banner 5 Exporting inequalities
Banner 6 Unions make work safer
Hazards Campaign has produced posters for International Workers’ Memorial Day. Order posters, forget-me-knot ribbons and other 28 April resources from the Hazards Campaign, tel: 0161 636 7557; email: firstname.lastname@example.org