Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority.
International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) commemorates those workers. The theme for 2020 is Coronavirus. The disasterous 'Herd immunity' policy of the UK government is causing thousands of unneccessary deaths. Government figures do not reveal the true scale of the tragedy. The coronavirus pandemic affects every worker regardless of sector or locality. Tens of thousands of workers worldwide have died. More have fallen ill or continue to go to work risking their lives. Many workers are still attending work ill-equipped and without necessary safety measures in place.