International Workers’ Memorial Day

International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) on 28 April every year is our day to remember the dead and fight for the living.

Up to 50,000 people die each year in the UK from work-related ill health and accidents.  Although few UNISON members die in workplace incidents, many suffer injuries and work-related ill health.

These affect them and their families.

Health and safety in our workplaces also protects those in the wider community. Whether it is a hospital, school or care home, our elderly and vulnerable relatives, our children and our communities are also protected by measures intended to keep everyone safe from harm.

UNISON knows that the key to providing a good and safe service is well-trained employees who have the time and protective equipment to do their job properly.

How can you mark International Workers’ Memorial Day and support the campaign for safe and healthy work?

So join our ongoing campaign for safe and healthy work.