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Spain: Unions challenge political parties with massive mobilisation on 28 April

Spanish national centers CCOO and UGT have started to visibilise their mobilisaton around 28th April with a round of meetings with political parties, expressing them the need to improve laws, enforcement and strengthening unions in order to secure occupational health and safety.

Actions are expected across Spain, with regions like Extremadura already planning a rally commemorating the 462 workers who have died since the adoption of the Spanish prevention law, highlighting the need to secure compliance and improvements to that framework.

You can read the joint CCOO-UGT Manifesto here

Another ITUC affiliate, USO will organise events under the slogan “No reps, no safety”, highlighting the importance of safety reps  and the need for workers’ participation in order to ensure healthy working conditions.

For more information on CCOO and UGT activities for this 28th April, please contact Mr Francisco Javier Torres Fernandez,  and Emilio Gonzalez Vicente

For USO activities, please contact Sara Garcia,


Moldova: Meetings, services and victim support to mark 28 April

This April 28th, the National Trade Union Confederation of Moldova (CNSM) will be organising a series of events, including gathering with over 400 trade union representatives, State labour inspectors, social partners and representatives of dead and injured workers’ families, a memorial service and media reports. The union will also provide solidarity support for the victims’ families. More information will be released in the union’s website

New Zealand: NZCTU announces nationwide activities for 28 April

The New Zealand Congress of Trade Unions (CTU) has announced the organisation of memorial services, rallies and other actions in all the key cities of the country.

Details of the events can be found here

Australia: Unions Tasmania is holding commemorative service in Hobart

Unions Tasmania has announced plans for 28 April:

“International Workers Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28th, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.

Unions Tasmania is holding commemorative service in Hobart to remember the lives of workers who have been killed at work.

This is an opportunity for us to honour those workers who have lost their lives during their normal course of employment and stand alongside those family and friends who are left behind.

There ecumenical memorial service will be held at St Davids Cathedral in Hobart on Thursday 28th of April at 5.30pm.  (Coffee and tea will be available from 5pm)

You are most welcome to join with us in remembering your loved ones who have tragically lost their lives in a workplace accident.”

Unions Tasmania

UK unions join the international call for ‘Strong Laws – Strong Enforcement – Strong Unions’


On 28th April, the British Trades Union Congress is organising dozens of events across the country, including ceremonies, seminars, demos and rallies, with union activists’ reflecting on the dual purpose of the 28th April: Remember the dead, and fight for the living. The full and updated list of events can be found in a dedicated TUC page:

For more information on TUC activities for this 28th April, please contact Hugh Robertson

Globally, the 2016 theme for the day is ‘Strong Laws – Strong Enforcement – Strong Unions’

Download background materials here and posters here

Post your activities in Facebook, Twitter with #IWMD16 or send them to us by email to

Listing for Ontario, Canada 28 April events

The Workers’ Health and Safety Centre  WHSC has published  a comprehensive listing of all of the Ontarian 28 April events.


Spain: Focusing on the importance of union safety delegates for 28 April

“Sin delegados no hay prevención” es el lema de la campaña que lanzamos con motivo del 28 de abril, Día Mundial de la Seguridad y la Salud en el Trabajo. Este año, coincidiendo con la campaña de la Confederación Sindical Internacional, titulada “En el trabajo, tu salud y seguridad depende de leyes firmes, aplicación estricta, sindicatos fuertes”, que defiende la necesidad de sindicatos fuertes como la mejor protección para los trabajadores y trabajadoras, desde USO hemos enfocado la campaña en poner en valor la labor y la necesidad de la participación de los Delegados de Prevención. Mas

Scotland: 28 April Scottish Hazards event in Edinburgh

For those of you in and around Edinburgh, please join us on International Workers’ Memorial Day, 28 April, 1pm in Princes Street Gardens – Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living. Facebook • Website

Australia: Renewing the call for safe workplaces in New South Wales


Since the beginning of this year, 22 Australians have been killed at work. Last year, 190 Australians were killed at work. The year before that, it was 187 workplace deaths. 28 April each year is International Workers’ Memorial Day — a day to remember all those workers who have been injured or killed at work and renew the call for safe workplaces.

Remembering those that have suffered and lost their lives, renew the fight for safer workplaces, adequate Workers Compensation
entitlement’s, care and support for the injured.

Thursday 28th April 2016
Workers Memorial Stone, 12pm, Foreshore Drive, 200m east of the Brewery, Newcastle

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Canada: Day of Mourning – honour and remember lives lost

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning.

Every year workers, families, employers, and others come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, and re–new our commitment to creating safe workplaces.

More information, a listing of Canada BC activities, posters, decals, speakers and other resources can be found here.