Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. Workers‚Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers.
Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.
The day is also intended to serve as a rallying cry to remember the dead, but fight for the living.
The TUC coordinates activities across the country, publishing a comprehensive listing of eventsnationally and suggestions. A listing of the global activities is available from the Hazards website.
In 2018 the theme of Workers’ Memorial Day is Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces
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