In the light of my previous posting highlighting the issues in the construction industry (my indication that there were 49 deaths and more than 2,800 major injuries in the year 2011/12) two main workers unions, UCATT and Unite, are holding a joint lobby of Parliament on 11th June 2013 to further highlight and expose the Conservative-led Government's attacks on health and safety laws.
David Cameron has declared that he is "waging a war against the excessive health and safety culture that has become an albatross around the neck of British business": harsh words in view of the deaths and injuries referred to above, but his intention is evidenced in the proposed amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.
The lobby of Parliament is intended to create an opportunity to dispel many of the myths and lies that surround safety laws. Members of the Unions will have the opportunity to contact their MP about their concerns.
There will be a post-lobby meeting between 1.00pm and 3.00 pm in the House of Commons, Committee Room 14, with speakers and a discussion. All are welcome to attend.
Read my previous blog entitled "Personal Injury Solicitor Tracey Graham on Health & Safety Claims" published on the 15.05.2013.