Scotland gets geared up for Workers’ Memorial Day

Scottish union body STUC and safety campaign group Scottish Hazards have produced an online listing of International Workers’ Memorial Day events. With a month to go before the annual 28 April event, six events are already planned, in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Alexandria, Kilmarnock and Bonnyrigg.

Scottish Hazards/STUC listing of International Worker’s Memorial Day events in Scotland.  TUC 28 April 2018 webpages. Email details of UK events to the TUC health and safety office to be included in the TUC listing. ITUC/Hazards 28 April 2018 international events and campaign website and theme announcement in English, Spanish and French. Hazards Campaign 28 April 2018 resources.
When tweeting details of your 28 April plans and resources, use the hashtag #iwmd18 Risks 840. 10 March 2018

USA: USMWF plans series of 28 April billboards

April 28, 2018 is Workers’ Memorial Day and this year USMWF would like to honor and remember our fallen workers in a special way. But, USMWF cannot do this without your help! They are looking for multiple Sponsors to help rent billboards for one month being displayed in the following City/States. Omaha, Nebraska; Lincoln, Nebraska; Scottsbluff, Nebraska; Cadillac, Michigan; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fort Worth, Texas; Lexington, KY; Akron, Indiana; Las Vegas, Nevada;

Please contact Tonya Ford at 402.326.3107 for availability and more information on how you can sponsor a billboard near you.  USMWF

Global: Es hora de enviar un fuerte mensaje a la gerencia de LafargeHolcim

¡Es hora de enviar un fuerte mensaje a la gerencia de LH exigiendo que mejoren la salud y la seguridad y respeten la vida de los trabajadores! Hacemos un llamado a TODOS a tomar medidas el 28 de abril, Día Internacional de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores Fallecidos y Lesionados,para exigir: LafargeHolcim, cumple tu promesa: ¡respeta la vida de los trabajadores!

Enviemos conjuntamente un fuerte mensaje a la gerencia de LafargeHolcim que:

  • ¡Comience a mejorar conjuntamente la situación de salud y seguridad en LafargeHolcim!
  • ¡Involucre a los trabajadores y sus sindicatos en un diálogo sobre salud y seguridad!
  • ¡No más enfoques verticalistas en salud y seguridad!Más

Global: Il est temps d’envoyer un signal fort à la direction de LafargeHolcim


Il est temps d’envoyer un signal fort à la direction de LH et de demander d’améliorer la santé et la sécurité et de respecter la vie des travailleurs!

Nous vous appelons à TOUTES et TOUS à vous mobiliser le 28 avril, laJournée internationale de commémoration des travailleurs morts et blessés, et d’exiger : LafargeHolcim, tenez votre promesse : respectez la vie des travailleurs!

Envoyons ensemble un signal fort à la direction de LafargeHolcim en demandant de:

  • Commencer à améliorer conjointement la situation en matière de santé et de sécurité chez LafargeHolcim !
  • Impliquer les travailleurs et travailleuses ainsi que leurs syndicats dans le dialogue sur la santé et la sécurité !
  • Arrêter les approches par le haut en matière de santé et de sécurité !

Global: Send a strong signal toward LafargeHolcim management on IWMD!

Global construction union federation BWI says it is time to send a strong signal toward LH management in order to improve health and safety and respect workers’ lives! They call upon YOU ALL to take action on 28 April, the International commemoration day for dead and injured workers, and demand:

LafargeHolcim, keep your promise: respect workers’ lives!

  • Start improving jointly the health and safety situation at LafargeHolcim!

  • Involve workers and their trade unions in the health and safety dialogue!

  • No more top-down approaches in health and safety!


USA: Webinars for organising on 28 April in English and Spanish

The National Council for Occupation Safety and Health (NCOSH) is holding two Workers Memorial webinars:

In English – Thursday, 15 February, 2pm ET / 11am PT

In Spanish – Thursday, 22 February , 2pm ET / 11am PT
En español – Jueves, 2/22, 2pm ET / 11am PT

This Thursday, a panel of family members, worker center and COSH leaders and allies will discuss ways to promote a meaningful Workers Memorial Week including:

– Building relationships with families impacted by work fatalities

– Creating compelling stories behind the numbers

– Engaging and preparing injured and ill workers as spokespeople

– Getting the attention of journalists

Marcy Goldstein-Gelb
Co-Executive Director
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH)

Remember the dead, fight like hell for the living