Friday, April 29, 2011

Remember the dead but fight for the living

Yesterday was International Workers Memorial Day.  London UNISON Regional Health and Safety committee marked the occasion in two ways. 
Firstly we remembered those who had been killed at work or who had died from work related ill health by holding a minute’s silence at noon before the start of our Safety network meeting.  Secondly we had invited trade union solicitors Thompsons to give a legal presentation and Q&A to the network meeting on “Risk Assessments”.
“Risk assessments” are key to ensuring safety at work.  I will post on this excellent presentation when I get sent the handout (we ran out of copies). 
The London UNISON Safety network is a meeting of elected regional committee members and branch health and safety officers.   All branch health and safety officer should get invites via their branch.

Later that day at the very successful West Ham Labour Party AV debate (which I will post on next) our local MP Lyn Brown kindly donated a Bottle of House of Commons Whiskey to be used as a raffle prize for a health & safety charity.   She will get some senior politicians to sign the bottle while I work out the best way to hold the raffle and maximise the money raised.
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