T&G to launch corporate killing proposals

The
Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) is to launch its proposals for
corporate killing and directors’ duties laws next week in the House of Commons.

Following
300 deaths at work last year, the T&G will call for new legislation to
create the offence of corporate killing and firmly establish the duties of
company directors.

The
Government has already announced its intention to introduce new copororate
manslaughter laws, designed to make it easier to punish employers that cause
death through negligence or management failure.

Bill
Morris, T&G general secretary, will present the union’s report, A hard
day’s work never killed anyone – negligent bosses did, as well the latest
findings of the union’s research in a MORI poll.

He
will be joined at the briefing by Louise Christian, the solicitor who has
represented the families of many of the victims of recent rail crashes, and
David Bergman, a lawyer who heads up the Centre for Corporate Accountability.

By Michael Millar

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