McMillan Williams are proud to support the work of Families Against Corporate Killers and the Hazards Campaign on International Workers' Memorial Day.
Partner and Head of Personal Injury
Our Head of Personal Injury Helen Clifford is a specialist Catastrophic Injury Solicitor and a tireless campaigner for better health and safety in the workplace.
Helen is acting on behalf of the family of Marian Nemit and will be attending the memorial at the Bakers Arms, Leyton. Marian tragically died aged just 21, from injuries he received whilst working on a shop re-fit in Leyton in April 2015.
UPDATE - A Photo Gallery from the above events is now available.
Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK)
FACK is a non-profit organisation based in the UK which campaigns on behalf of families bereaved by workplace deaths. It was founded in July 2006 by members of the Bereaved by Work North West support group and the Greater Manchester Hazards Centre. The organisation campaigns for increased funding for the enforcement of health and safety law and changes to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 to make directors criminally responsible for health and safety offences with the possibility of imprisonment.
FACK also provide guidance for bereaved families to obtain legal help and emotional support.
The Hazards Campaign (Website) is a UK national network established in 1988 to campaign for improved workplace health, safety and welfare, and a reduction in the incidence of work-related injury, ill-health and death. It brings together Hazards Centres, Occupational Health Projects, trade unions, health and safety groups, specific campaigns and individual health and safety activists. Specific campaign groups include the Construction Safety Campaign, the Centre for Corporate Accountability (CCA), the UK WorkStress Network, Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK), asbestos victims' support groups, and RSI Action.
The campaign works by; sharing information and skills; campaigning on specific issues; acting as a national voice; issuing press releases; holding conferences; establishing national initiatives, including Workers Memorial Day; lobbying MPs, MEPs and statutory bodies like the Health & Safety Commission and the Health & Safety Executive, and organising demonstrations and protests.
International Workers' Memorial Day
28th April is the internationally recognised day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. It is recognised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
This year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day theme centres on “strong laws, strong enforcement and strong unions”.
In support of that theme, we ask that you acknowledge the mums, dads, wives, partners, siblings, sons and daughters, whose strength is displayed in so many ways because their loved ones left for work one day, never to return.
You can find out more about International Workers' Memorial Day events taking place around the world via the website 28april.org.