Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 9:57 am Press Release: Council of Trade Unions
CTU Media Release
19 February 2013
Killed Ken Callow?
CTU has launched a YouTube
clip and campaign aimed at trying to get the Government to
agree to an inquiry into the forestry industry, and to
implementing health and safety and employment standards that
stop the deaths and injuries of forestry workers.
Kelly said "forestry is the most dangerous industry in New
Zealand. In 2013 there have already been two deaths - since
2008, 23 workers have died and almost 900 have been
seriously injured. Each death is a family, community,
workplace losing someone who was loved. Each injury is
someone's life being changed forever by something that
happened at work."
"We need to bring attention to this,
the government and the industry to step up and stop this
CTU last night launched a YouTube clip
of Caroline and Roger Callow talking about the tragic death
of their son, Ken Callow, at work, and are using the One Big
Voice website to raise funds for a billboard campaign to
draw attention to the dangers in the sector. For more
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