The World Day for Safety and Health at Work (aka ‘Worker’s Memorial Day’) is on 28th April and is the day we remember all those killed, injured, or made sick through work.

Up to 900 people die from work-related illnesses every year in Aotearoa, and between 50 and 60 die from work-related injuries. Thousands of workers are seriously injured – often with lifelong consequences.

TEU’s Tumu Whakarae | National President, Tina Smith, says “the health and wellbeing of all our members is paramount. Many of our members are very committed to their roles and to students so continually go over and above, sometimes despite negative consequences on their health.”

“Everyone has a right to come home from work healthy and safe.”