millions die each year as a result of workplace hazards. 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. The global trade union movement wants employers to be accountable
for workers' health and safety. Get active on International Workers'
Resources - New
Hazards poster, other posters and Workers' Memorial Day materials
to download and use.
Millions get organised for 28 April
bosses to account
Workers' Memorial Day UK briefing
of Work related Accidents and Illnesses Continues to Increase - ILO and
WHO Join in Call for Prevention Strategies.
ILO 28 April 2005 background paper, [pdf]
most recent year for which figures are available
Workers Memorial Day 2005
country-by-country profile [pdf]
USA: UAW Workers'
Memorial Day 2005 webpage
Day 2005 factsheet
Great Manchester Hazards Centre [pdf]
special briefing 28 April
A new briefing from ILO says one worker dies every 15 seconds worldwide,
6,000 every day. Work kills more people than wars. Full
ILO briefing Safework
page with poster and background
own events page
Briefings from ICFTU and the global union federations
IFBWW, ICEM, ITGLWF, IMF, ITF, IFJ and IUF.
International Workers' Memorial Day background Documents and briefings
on International Workers' Memorial Day 2004 including latest ILO global
work fatality figures.
More resources on the corporate safety criminals.
Hazards archive of WMD materials
Ideas, news and resources from previous years.
National - activities by country
Country by country listing of Workers' Memorial Day activities.