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Italy: 27 April sit-in organised to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

National Initiative in Rome on April 27 – International Workers Memorial Day

The three BWI affiliated Italian Federations of building, wood, building materials and stones sectors, FenealUil, Filca Cisl and Fillea Cgil at national level, organize a sit-in on April 27, in Rome, Piazza SS. Apostoli at 11.00 a.m. followed by a Press Conference in occasion of the International Workers Memorial Day.

The three Italian Federations jointly produced a flyer (left) #BASTAMORTISULLAVORO [#STOPDEATHATWORK ] (the flyer can also be printed in poster size) soliciting the trade union structures to organize union assemblies, leaflets, moments of silence in memory of the dead workers in the workplace or other specific initiatives at the local level in Italy.

The Italian Federations recall that on this important day several trade unions worldwide will organize similar initiatives and believe it is essential to give their own contribution to such an important occasion to remember the victims at work and to make citizens and institutions aware of Health and Safety at work, especially for building sector that remains, unfortunately, among the most exposed to the risk of accidents.

For this reason, the National Federations ask their trade union structures at territorial level to inform about any initiatives organized at the territorial level, in order to share them in the press releases that will be sent to the press, on the websites and on the social networks.

The Italian Federations, also inform that the Health and Safety will be the core issue of the celebration the Workers’ Day on May 1, jointly organized in Prato (Tuscany) with the slogan “SAFETY: THE HEART OF WORK”