Leeds Resident Receives Award At GMB Congress In Dublin For Making Working Lives Safer
This award recognises the work Neil has done to make the working lives of his colleagues safer says GMB
Neil Hannan, a GMB Health and Safety Representative in Local Government in Leeds won a Health and Safety Award at GMB Congress in Dublin today, 9th June 2015.
Neil has been active protecting his members against the dangers of fire, fatigue and broken bones through tireless work identifying hazards and ensuring they are resolved. Neil makes sure every member is involved in making the workplace safer.
Each year Congress makes Health & Safety Awards in memory of a 17 year old South Wales worker Daniel Dennis who was killed in his first week at work in 2003. Daniel was the son of a GMB member and the award is to underline that Health and Safety is not “red tape” but a matter of “life and limb”.
Mary Turner GMB National President presented the awards on Tuesday 9th June at GMB Congress. (Photo available, see contacts below)
GMB Congress, comprising of 500 lay member delegates, is underway in Dublin Citywest Conference Centre. These delegates have been elected to attend the GMB Congress to represent over 630,000 members in every part of the UK and Ireland and from every sector of the economy. Congress is the supreme policy making body in the union. Also attending will be 300 visitors and guests drawn mainly from GMB organised workplaces around the UK and Ireland.
Tim Roache, GMB Yorkshire & North Derbyshire regional secretary said: "I am proud of Neil and thrilled that this award recognises the work he has done to make the working lives of his colleagues safer. GMB safety reps do amazing things every day on behalf of their workmates, with the only reward they seek being that people return home safe and well at night."
Contact: Tim Roache, GMB Yorkshire & North Derbyshire regional secretary 07961 719 545, or John McClean, GMB National Health & Safety Officer on 07710 321329 or Daniel Shears GMB Health and Safety Officer on 07918 767781 or GMB Press Office: 07921 289880 or 07974 258123. Photos available from Andrew Wiard photographer on 07973 219201.