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The TUC has issued a new ten-point safety at work manifesto.
On 24 November 2012, a factory in Bangladesh, Tazreen Fashions, went up in flames killing at least 120 workers and injuring 150 more.
Government plans to abolish safety inspections in thousands of UK businesses will put the health of millions of workers at risk, say union leaders.
A recent TUC survey reveals that more than one in five workers are being illegally forced to pay for safety equipment out of their own pockets.
Britain's trade unionists have been taking part in International Workers' Memorial Day, to remember thousands who have died at work.