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Slovakia: Let’s get together and protect the most important thing we have – human life

A message from Konfederácia odborových zväzov Slovenskej republiky – KOZ SR “So this week, one more time: Let’s get together and do everything we can to protect even at work the most important thing we have – human life. #Iwmd18 International day of safety and health at work.”

Gibraltar: Remembering the dead – fighting for the living in Gibraltar today

Remembering the dead – fighting for the living in Gibraltar today.

Sadly it is all too likely that people know someone who has died or been injured in the workplace – Find out about events marking International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April  … #IWMD18

Italy: Photos from Italian International Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 events

Claudio Sottile of Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori (CISL) has sent the following photographs from International Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 events in several Italian cities. including Rome, Naples, Milan, Turin).

Hungary: “Seventy-nine workplace deaths in 2017 – we cannot allow it!” [photos]

An update from MASZSZ (Hungarian Trade Union Confederation)  International Workers’ Memorial Day.

György Károly has sent photos from the 26 April 2018 commemoration in Budapest.

Commemorating those fallen at work, at the MASZSZ memorial in Csepel/ Budapest. Seventy-nine pairs of protective shoes – seventy-nine workplace deaths in 2017 – we cannot allow it!

Sweden: On 28 April construction union Byggnads will campaign for tougher enforcement of safety laws across Sweden

BWI affiliate The Swedish Building Workers Union –  Svenska Byggnadsarbetareförbundet (Bynggads) – will carry out actions to commemorate comrades who died in construction workplaces.

In Stockholm, a major manifestation has been initiated at Sergels Torg in the center of the city. Several other unions will join and also MPs.

Minor actions will take place in a number of other cities such as Malmö, Luleå and Gothenburg.

There will also be a published statement regarding the number of deaths in the construction industry.  Focusing on the fact that responsible executives are not punished for their crimes in the event of accidents

The pictures below are from last year’s action.

Further details

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Hungary: MASZSZ conduct many activities to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

MASZSZ (Hungarian Trade Union Confederation) action for International Workers’ Memorial Day

April 25, Budapest – Conference on the role and function of workers safety representatives. Authorities, employers, unions together for better prevention and OSH management. Lighting the candle commemorating the victims of work accidents.

April 26, Budapest – Laying wreath at the Memorial of workers victims of work accidents. This year 79 pairs of protective boots with candles will commemorate the 97 colleagues died at work in 2017.

Media interviews, articles for awareness raising in public (based on information sheet and infographics on OSH, workers safety reps situation).

Egypt: BWI affiliate GTUBWW action on 28 April

BWI affiliate GTUBWW made the point that ‘Unions make work safer’ on 28 April 2017

Global: IndustriALL urges Iran to improve safety as 35 miners die

IndustriALL Global Union has written a letter of solidarity to the President of Iran urging the government to improve safety in Iranian mines after at least 35 miners were killed and scores injured in a coal mine explosion on 3 May.  more

Africa: Action by BWI affiliates in Africa – photos

Global union BWI has supplied photographs of 28 April activities in several African states.


UK: Trades Union Congress – Workers Memorial Day photos and exhibition

Here are the first photos of Workers Memorial Day events:

York Trades Council WMD 2017

York Trades Council gathering at the National Centre for Early Music to hear Ken Loach speak and show his film Riff Raff

Ken Loach speaking at WMD York

Trade Unionists in Leeds gather for the unveiling and dedication of the new Workers Memorial Stone outside the library.

gathering at unveiling of WMD stone Leeds

The new stone with wreaths

WM stone with wreaths

There is still time to visit the exhibition of relevant material compiled from the Leeds Library and Information Service Local and Family History collection on the first floor of Leeds Central Library. This will run until Friday 5th May so do have a look if you are in Leeds this week as it is very interesting and informative.