REMEMBER THE DEAD – AND FIGHT FOR THE LIVING
1.00pm, 28 April, Town Hall, Forest Rd, E17
Waltham Forest Trades Council, supporting unions, campaigners, and relatives of those killed at or by work will gather outside Walthamstow Assembly Hall at 1.00pm, 28 April to remember the dead and to continue to fight for the living!
Speakers will include:
Stella Creasy MP
Colin Toogood, Bhopal Medical Appeal
John McClean, GMB National Officer for Health and Safety
Dave Knight, Unison Waltham Forest
Lorna Webster, Thompsons Solicitors
Vincent Borg UNISON Asst National Officer for Health and Safety
Steve White NUT Walthamstow
Waltham Forest Trades Council
Among those killed in or near to Waltham Forest are:
Dan Flanagan died when a wall collapsed on him during the construction of what was then called Poll Tax House in March 1990.
Narvah Kallah, 30, known as Charlie, was electrocuted while working as a plumber at Cushions Galore, High Rd, Leytonstone on 3 December 2003.
Paul Jackson, 19, died after a fall in a drain inspection pit in Tavistock Avenue, Walthamstow while working for MTS Cleaning Services sub-contracting to Thames Water on 29 October 2006.
Andrezej Rokita, 55, from Poland, was killed by falling materials while working at M & M Contracting Ltd., Midland Rd. E10, on 22 March 2010.
Raymond Holmes a GMB member who died on 20 April 2010 on the Coppermill Thames Water site.
Alfie Perrin, 16, from Enfield, who died when he fell from a scaffold in Camden Rd, Wanstead on 14 November 2012.
Marian Nemit, 21, from Romania killed on a shop refurbishment site at the Bakers Arms, Leyton on 17 April 2015.
Raymond Holmes’ family will be in attendance.
In the UK, each year 1,500 to 1,600 people are killed while doing their jobs - including those killed on the roads while working. It is estimated between 20,000 to 50,000 people die each year in GB from work-related diseases - about 5,000 from asbestos diseases alone. Successive governments have repeatedly said almost all of this is predictable and preventable by employers who still fail to protect their employees and the general public.
Yet despite this the UK the government is attacking those health, safety and environmental protections we have fought long and hard for - using the cuts agenda to achieve what big, bad, killer bosses have been screaming for years.
Which is why we will be there to remember the dead - and fight like hell for the living!
Dave Knight, President Waltham Forest Trades Council: 07789 126 113