Published: 27 Apr 2016
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union calls on workers everywhere to speak out on health and safety issues to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.
CFMEU members work in some of the most dangerous industries in Australia, where a worker is seriously injured or killed every 6 minutes.
CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor said the union had a long and proud history of fighting for workers’ occupational health and safety.
“The CFMEU has for many years led the struggle to ensure that people can go to work and come home to their families without having to risk death or injury,” Mr O’Connor said.
“We always back workers to stand up and speak out about occupational health and safety at work. If you stand up and speak out, you save lives.
“The CFMEU will always work with our members to fight unsafe work practices so they that they can come home to what matters most.”
International Workers’ Memorial Day is a time to remember those workers injured or killed at work and fight for better occupational health and safety on sites, factories, mines and mills across Australia.