International Workers' Memorial Day (Brisbane)

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Stand for Queensland says
As of 1 April this year, 27 Australians have been killed at work. Last year, 193 Australians were killed at work. The year before that, it was 187 workplace deaths.

Union members have fought for and won many protections for workers to make the guarantee of coming home safe a reality — winning protections that have made jobs safer, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented many more injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

But the fight is not over. Some employers continue to cut corners and violate the law, contracting out work to avoid responsibility or firing or disciplining workers who speak out. Meanwhile the Turnbull LNP Government continues its attacks on workers and their unions — prosecuting union officials and members who speak out or take action in unsafe worksites and trying to re-introduce the ABCC.

We cannot and will not let them succeed when workers’ lives are at stake.

Join us at 10am on Thursday 28 April 2015 at Emma Miller Place, on Roma Street Brisbane for a ceremony to remember all those who have lost their lives at work.
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By: Stand for Queensland

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