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.
Workers’ Memorial Day is the day when the International Labour Movement remembers those who have been killed or injured in workplace accidents and those who have died from occupational diseases. The event started in North America in 1986 and has been supported by Usdaw since 1995. The Day is now a global event and is officially recognised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and by the International Trade Union Movement (ITUC).
What can you do for Workers’ Memorial Day?
- Wear a purple ‘Forget me knot’ ribbon
- Put the poster up on your workplace noticeboard
- Share the leaflet
- Keep in touch with Workers Memorial day events around the world at 28april.org
- Find out if there are any events in your area – www.tuc.org.uk/wmd
- Check out the TUC health and safety manifesto ‘time for change’ – www.tuc.org.uk/healthandsafetymanifesto
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For more information on Workers’ Memorial Day, see the TUC website.
- Workers’ Memorial Day (Leaflet)