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Scotland: 28 April map and events listing from Scottish Hazards

Scottish Hazards has developed a map of memorials established across Scotland to commemorate International Workers Memorial Day as well as recording other memorials commemorating workers who have lost their lives in workplace tragedies and individuals who have left for work never to return to their families.

Pictures of memorials and individual cases will be added to in the coming weeks and months and if you know of any family who would like their story told please  contact Scottish Hazards.

Likewise if you know of a memorial in your community that marks an incident where workers have been killed at work please send details to info@scottishhazards.org

Aberdeen Persley Walled Garden, Bridge of Don Sunday 28th April 12.30pm for 1.00pm
Alexandria Memorial Tree, Christie Park Saturday 27th April, 1.00pm
Alloa Workers Memorial adjacent to Clackmannanshire Council Headquarters Friday 26th April 10.30am
Bathgate Workers Memorial, Bathgate Sports Centre, Torpichen Road Sunday 28th April 12.30pm
Bonnyrigg Michael McGahey Memorial, George V Park, Bonnyrig Sunday, 28 April 12.30pm
Clydebank Truth and Justice Square,  Dumbarton Road Saturday 27 April 11.00am
Coatbridge Summerlee Industrial Museum, Heritage Way, Coatbridge Sunday 28th April 12 noon
Dundee Memorial Tree, adjacent to Discovery Point, Riverside Drive Sunday 28th April 12 noon
Edinburgh Memorial and Tree, West Princes Street Gardens Sunday 28th April 1.00pm
Falkirk Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street, Falkirk Sunday 28th April 12 noon
Fife Memorial Tree, Beveridge Park Saturday  27th April 11.00am
Greenock Grand Hall, Inverclyde Council HQ followed by wreath laying in Clyde Square Friday 27th April 11.45am
Glasgow Workers Memorial, People’s Palace/ Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green Sunday, 28th April 12 noon
Hamilton Townhouse, Beckford Street Sunday, 28th April, 11.45am
Inverness Workers Memorial Friar’s Shott/Huntly Street, Inverness Saturday 27th April 12.45pm for 1.00pm
Irvine Memorial Garden, Kilwinning Road Thursday 25th April 6.30pm
Kilmarnock Memorial Tree, Dean Country Park Saturday 27th April 10.45am for 11.00am
Paisley Workers Memorial , Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street Sunday 28th  April 1.00pm
Renfrew Workers Memorial Cairn, Robertson Park, Paisley Road Sunday  28th April 11.00am
Stirling International Workers Memorial Tree, Viewforth, Pitt Terrace Thursday 25 April 1.20pm at the tree

 

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

UK: TUC list of events for Workers’ Memorial Day 2015

UK national trade union federation TUC has published a regularly updated listing of Workers’ Memorial Day events across Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Over 20,000 people die in the UK every year because of their work. Most of these because of exposure to dangerous substances. This year the theme for the day is “removing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace Hazardous substances are found in almost every workplace in the UK and many workers have no protection against the possible effects, despite the fact that tens of thousands of workers have their health destroyed by asthma, dermatitis, lung disorders and cancers because of exposures. They range from cleaning fluids in almost every workplace, silica dust in construction, tobacco smoke in prisons right through to blood and faeces in health and social care.

In addition to hazardous substances many unions and trades councils will be campaigning on the general theme of demanding better regulation, greater inspections and an end to the anti-health and safety rhetoric from the government and their allies in the press.

https://www.tuc.org.uk/WMD2015