International Workers’ Memorial Day is less than two weeks away, and is once again set to be the biggest event ever on the health and safety calendar. The union initiated 28 April event, which this year is aiming to build on the 70 plus countries that mark the event each year, will see protests, commemorations, work stoppages, workplace safety initiatives and a host of other activities. There’s still time to plan an event near you, if there is not one already, or to publicise and mark the day in your workplace. Many unions have produced their own 28 April toolboxes and posters. Other resources, including
new posters in English, French and Spanish versions, can be downloaded from the ITUC/Hazards 28april.org website. The 2016 theme for the day is ‘Strong Laws – Strong Enforcement – Strong Unions’.
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