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Workers Memorial Day
28/04/2006

Supported by Thompsons Scotland Workers Memorial Day recognises that worldwide 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 International Labour Organisation reports that worldwide one person dies every 15 seconds as a result of an injury at work or a work-induced disease.
In the UK more than 3,500 workers die each year as a result of exposure to asbestos.
The global trade union movement wants employers to be accountable for workers' health and safety.
Key themes for 2006 are "union workplaces - safer workplaces" and "ban asbestos worldwide."



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