Workers Memorial Day marked.Workers' Memorial Day Workers' Memorial Day or International Workers' Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. on April 28, highlights the plight of workers who die, are injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. or become ill each year through their work. The International Labour Organisation's theme for the day this year is "Safe and healthy workplaces: Making decent work Decent work is a concept that encapsulates both the quality of employment as well as the imperative of providing high quality jobs globally. Definition
The decent work agenda seeks not just the creation of jobs, but of high quality jobs around the world . a reality"
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the report, The Burden of Occupational Disease and Injury in New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. , around 700 and 1000 workers die prematurely in New Zealand every year as a result of a work-related disease and about 80 percent of these deaths occur in men. There are about 100 work-related fatal injuries in New Zealand every year. (1)
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Since the CTU began the training in March 2003, 16,000 workplace representatives have completed stage one; of those, 6832 have compteted stage two. CTU health and safety team manager Monica O'Connell is delighted with the numbers who have undertaken health and safety training. The CTU is the biggest provider of health and safety training in the country.
Events planned to mark the day can be found on the CTU's website www.union.org.nz.
(1) National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee (2004) The Burden of Occupational Disease and Injury in New Zealand. http://www.nohsac.govt.nz/bodi/index.php. Retrieved 03/04/07.