David Cameron has declared that he is "waging war against the excessive health and safety culture that has become an albatross around the neck of British businesses". Yet in 2011/12, 49 construction workers were killed in accidents at work.
Most MPs have no idea what life on a construction site is like. They are not aware of the poor safety record that the industry has. The purpose of the lobby is for as many people as possible to meet their constituency MPs to tell them how important health and safety legislation is to the lives of workers.
How do I get involved?
To attend the lobby on 11 June contact Sonia O'Neill on 0203 371 2005 or e-mail Sonia.O'Neill@unitetheunion.org
You have the right to lobby your MP whether you voted for them or not. You can contact your MP at their surgeries in your local area or you can take part in the lobby organised on 11 June at the House of Commons.
To take part in the lobby, you should contact your MP in advance to arrange to meet before 1.00pm on 11 June. You can see your MP as an individual or as part of a group, for example with others from your branch or region.
How do I contact my MP in advance?
Write to them at the House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA and include your telephone number. A model letter can be downloaded here that you can add your details to and send to your MP.
Alternatively, most MPs also use email now. Use our MP look facility below to contact your MP electronically.