Monday, April 22

Birmingham and Solihull Workers Memorial Day

Remember the Dead- Fight for the Living

Birmingham- Sunday 28th April at 12.30pm
Grounds of St Philips Cathedral,
Colmore Row,Birmingham, B3 2QB
Speakers Include:
The Revd Peter Sellick
Kathy Gaffney, West Midlands Hazards Trust
Neil Vernon, UCATT

Solihull - Sunday 28th April at 12.30pm
Brueton Gardens (opp Barley Mow Pub)
Speakers Include:
Lord Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Irene Chamberlain
Yvonne Washbourne, West Midlands Hazards Trust

Each year, more than two million women and men die as a result of work-related accidents and diseases
Workers suffer approximately 270 million accidents each year, and fall victim to some 160 million incidents of - related illnesses

Hazardous substances kill 440,000 workers annually – asbestos claims 100,000 lives

One worker dies every 15 seconds worldwide. 6,000 workers die every day.

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars.

Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority

Workers' Memorial Day is our chance to remember them and demand an end to this suffering!

An opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace accidents and ill health and to promote campaigns and union organisation in the fight for improvements in workplace safety.

Organisations are encouraged to bring wreaths to lay at the memorials. For details of how to order yours email

Birmingham Trades Union Council and the West Midlands Hazards Trust

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