Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

International Workers Memorial Day Monday 28th April 2014 in LONDON

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Memorial Day

Monday 28th April 2014

• QATAR EMBASSY: 1 Audley St, WIK 1NB.
Tubes: Hyde Park / Green Park.
Assemble: 8.30am – 9.00am
Hand in letter of protest: 9.15am

• Make your way to the Building Worker Statue Tower Hill EC3 for 10.30am Rally & Memorial.

World- wide some 1 million workers lose their lives at work, more than war.The vast majority caused by the negligence of their employers!
It is just over a year when the world was horrified at the death of 1200 garment workers in Bangladesh. We are also witnessing a slaughter on the sites of Qatar.

In our country every year over 2000 workers die from exposure to asbestos, mostly construction workers. Although teachers too are dying from being exposed to asbestos in poorly maintained schools.

In March in one week, London saw two construction workers killed and one seriously injured. Trade Unions have been ignored when raising concerns about safety.
Workers are denied work and sacked for raising issues over safety. Major construction companies have blacklisted over 3200 workers.

We condemn the Coalitions attacks on workers Health and Safety, the HSE has had it’s budget cut by 33%, Crane Regs have been scrapped, self employed workers have been exempted. Cameron considers that Health and Safety laws are red tape. But they are there to protect workers lives.
We have been protesting and holding silent vigils throughout London and will be leafleting up to April 28th outside sites where workers have been killed and injured. We call on all workers to attend a memorial rally at:

International Workers Memorial Day Tower Hill EC3.
10.30am Monday 28th April.
Join in and help – see details to contact us.
Black balloons will be released representing workers who’ve been killed. Wreaths will be laid in remembrance to all those who have lost their lives.
A lone piper will play a lament .

Speakers: – Steve Murphy General Secretary UCATT Construction Union.
– Gail Cartmel Assistant General Secretary UNITE the Union.
– Tony O’Brien Construction Safety Campaign.
– Speaker London Hazards Centre.


Join us Monday 28th April we will hand a letter of protest into the Qatar Embassy demanding an end to the slaughter taking place on the sites. It is estimated that by the time the world cup kicks off that 4000 workers could die.

Huge profits will be made from this project with total disregard for those lives lost. A virtual slave labour system exists with migrant workers in particular denied basic rights. We demand that unless this slaughter is stopped the vote on the host country must be rerun. Workers rights before any football tournament! No deaths before profits! Football world wide is a game largely enjoyed by billions of workers it must not be stained with the blood of workers.
If you want advice and help on any of these issues contact:
CSC / London Hazards Centre.
Facebook – constructionsafetycampaign
Website –
London Hazards Centre –

Advance notice
Mesothelioma Day Friday 4th July. Remembering and fighting for all those killed from exposure to asbestos. Over 2000 die each year alone in the UK.
Stratford Town Hall Newham Midday -12.30pm.
Speakers ranging from the CSC, London Hazards, Families,
Experts on Asbestos, Solicitors. All welcome.

Organising Committee for International
Workers Memorial Day
The statue of the Building Worker
Tower Hill EC3. 10.30am Monday 28th April.

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