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Wall of Remembrance
This Wall of Remembrance was built by the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union in 2006. The CFMEU is the largest trade union in Australia organising building workers. In addition to campaigning for improved pay and conditions of employment, the union has fought long and hard to improve workplace safety.
Unfortunately too many workers have been tragically killed in workplace accidents. Thousands have been injured, maimed and disabled. Many more have been exposed to chemicals of asbestos, and have subsequently died. Pedestrians and members of the public have also been killed due to sub-standard site safety.
The CFMEU acknowledges the contribution of our industry superannuation scheme Cbus in supporting this initiative. The Wall of Remembrance has been built in memory of all workers killed and injured at work. On our Wall of Remembrance are the names of many workers killed in accidents since 1988 in NSW. The names of those injured and killed by disease are too many to record, but we pay our respects to all. When workers are killed and injured it is not just the victims who suffer, but also their families and friends.
The CFMEU calls upon all the families of workers killed and injured to join our campaign for better workplace safety. Good safety legislation is important, but workers with rights and strong trade unions are paramount.
Attacking trade unions, restricting union right of entry, and abolishing protection for workers from unfair dismissals only undermine workplace safety. We call upon all in the community to stand up for workers rights and improved safety.
Officially dedicated on the 26th of October 2006 by Kim Beazley - Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party.
REMEMBER THOSE KILLED AT WORK.
CAMPAIGN FOR THE LIVING.