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The numbers behind Workers’ Memorial Day

STRONGER UNIONS DO THE MATHS ON HEALTH AND SAFETY RIP 20,000 That's the amount of people who DIE every year in the UK as a result of their work. This is using government and HSE figures – many campaigners believe that the true figure is at least twice that. 1.9 Equivalent to the populations of Edinburgh, Liverpool, Cardiff, Newcastle, Portsmouth and million Blackpool combined. The number of working age people in Great Britain living with an injury or illness caused or made worse by their jobs. BEST 20 34 th out of Britain's rank in the Health and Safety Risk Index of OECD industrialised countries. WORST 50 FALD in the number of safety inspections in UK workplaces in the last 10 years 2000 50% 1500 1000 500 Year Prosecutions where employers have been found to be failing on safety at work have fallen by the same amount too. 35 The amount being cut from the government's funding of the HSE over the next three years. 53%tH The reduction in serious injuries that can be obtained by having union health and safety representatives and safety committees. Stats sources at: REGULATION ENFO RCEMENT COMPENSATION Whichever way you look at the numbers, workers need protection! On 28 April 2012, the TUC is organising a Day of Action to defend health and safety. It will mark International Workers Memorial Day, when we traditionally remember the dead and fight for the living. Never has that message been more important than now. Let's ensure that we make it clear that we want clear commitments and action from those who should be protecting us. Join in with Workers Memorial Day events in your area on that day and demonstrate that we will not give up our right to a safe workplace. Workers' Memorial Day, 28 April 2012 Remember the dead, but fight for the living. 00/66 LO/00 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 LO/90 80/LO 60/80 09/10

The numbers behind Workers’ Memorial Day

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