On Workers’ Memorial Day, Friday 28 April Thompsons Solicitors launched a campaign to highlight the importance of health and safety in the workplace through a photography competition.  The competition will be open to all with entrants being asked to submit a photograph which shows the human side of why health and safety is important.  We want to encourage members to submit photos that illustrate why the legislation to uphold health and safety should not be considered a burden or “red tape”, but an essential protection for all.

The competition will run from 28 April until 28 June. Winning entries will be exhibited at the People’s History Museum later this year and will share in a £5,000 prize pot.

All the information, including instructions on how to take part, will be on a campaign hub, which went live at on Workers’ Memorial Day.

We considered delaying the launch of the competition in the light of the election but given health and safety laws are under very real threat as we exit the EU we believe we should be unapologetically highlighting their importance. It might be used as an opportunity to remind members as they go to vote what is at stake.

This message was sent on behalf of Reuben Greenwood, Branch Manager, Midlands offices


International Workers Memorial Day


The trade union movement will be holding this commemoration to mark this
international day highlighting deaths and illnesses caused by issues in the workplace.
We know that as austerity and cuts bite deeper we are all put under more pressure at
work with stress and depression being a common cause. At times of economic crisis we
as unions need to fight even harder for decent health and safety standards in our

Tuesday 28th April

12pm – 1pm. Garden between St Mary’s Street
and Bayley Lane at the rear of Drapers (formerly