Great Britain and Ireland’s Unite labor union has vowed to ‘leave no stone unturned’ in its efforts to get the answers to vital safety questions as its members and workers at the Port of Tilbury grieve the loss of a comrade and union representative who was tragically killed in a recent workplace accident.
Speaking on National Inspection Day, which is supported throughout Europe, Unite’s national officer for docks, Julia Long, called for health and safety action across all ports to reflect the dangers within the port industry. “The government has set the ports as a ‘low risk’ industry. This tragic incident shows that the government needs to have a rethink on its position. We are calling for the company to carry out a full investigation with our health and safety reps fully involved,” Long remarked. (WCxKit)