Communist Party of Britain

The Communist Party’s lead candidate for the Senedd election in South Wales East region, Robert Griffiths, is calling upon the next Welsh government to organise a public inquiry into accidents at work in Wales.  In a message released to mark Workers’ Memorial Day on Wednesday (April 28), he said it was shocking that workplace deaths in Wales were more than three times the level for Britain as a whole, while industrial injuries were 28 per cent higher.  The figures are from the most recent annual report of the Health & Safety Executive and cover the 12 months up to the Covid-19 outbreak, when 16 workers died in Wales and 3,712 were injured.  Mr Griffiths also pointed that the reports of Covid-19 infections at work were also around 50 per cent higher than than the British average, totalling 2,313 over the past 12 months.   ‘These grim statistics not only represent very…

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Public inquiry needed into deaths and injuries in Welsh workplaces