Plans are underway for Manchester International Workers’ Memorial Day, on 28 April 2015. The theme from the ITUC this year is exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace, and the NUT are leading the way in emphasising the dangers of asbestos in our schools and colleges. Our Edufacts sheet on Asbestos can be found here.
Sadly, the number of deaths due to Asbestos in schools is rising. You can email your MP here to help put pressure on the DfE, which is delaying publication of the findings of its review of asbestos policy in schools, a report that could set an agenda for change.
The Hazards Campaign is a Manchester based website, which highlights safety at work, and provides details about last year’s Memorial Day. More information about this year’s event, which commemorates workers killed in their place of work, as well as highlighting workplace dangers, will be made available soon.