Category Archives: 2022 Scotland

UK: Remembering the frontline workers killed by racism

On #IWMD22 let’s remember those frontline workers who have died in the #COVID19 pandemic & the institutional racism in workplaces & society that has led to a massively disproportionate toll amongst black workers. ‘Remember the dead, fight for the living’ #IWMD2022


Scotland – Workers Memorial Day – STUC

International Workers Memorial Day Thursday, 28 April 2022

Saltire and union jack at half mast

Across Scotland events will be held to remember those who’ve sadly lost their lives at work over the past year; to pay tribute to the sacrifice of so many workers during the pandemic; and to thank all those who continue to do vital work at great risk.

man laying wreath at memorial

Find an event near you (this listing will be updated with fuller details when available)

Aberdeen Persley Walled Garden, Bridge of Don, AB22 8AQ Thursday 28th April 1.00pm

Alexandria Memorial Tree, Christie Park, Saturday 23rd April 1.00pm

Alloa Workers’ Memorial adjacent to Clackmammanshire Council Headquarters

Bathgate Workers’ Memorial, Bathgate Sports Centre, Torpichen Road Thursday 28th April

Bonnyrigg Michael McGahey Memorial, George V Park Thursday 28th April 12.30pm

Clydebank Truth and Justice Square, Dumbarton Road

Coatbridge Summerlee Heritage Museum, Heritage Way Thursday 28th April

Dundee Memorial Tree, adjacent to Discovery Point, Riverside Drive Thursday 28th April 12 noon

Edinburgh Memorial and Tree, West Princess Street Gardens Thursday 28th April 12.30pm

Falkirk Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street, Falkirk

Fife Memorial Tree, Beveridge Park Thursday 28th April 12 noon

Greenock Grand Hall, Inverclyde Council HQ

Glasgow Workers’ Memorial People’s Palace/Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green Thursday 28th April 12 noon

Hamilton Townhouse Beckford Street Thursday 28th April

Inverness Workers’ Memorial, Friar’s Shott/Huntly Street Thursday 28th April 12.30pm

Irvine Memorial Garden, Kilwinning Road
Kilmarnock Memorial Tree, Dean Country Park Saturday 30th April 10.45am

Paisley Workers’ Memorial, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street Thursday 28th April 12 noon

Renfrew Workers’ Memorial Cairn, Robertson Park Thursday 28th April 11.00am

building lit up purple

Wreath laying at Glasgow memorial

UK: Hazards Campaign resources for IWMD

The Hazards Campaign has produced a wide selection of resources to help  you mark International Workers’ Memorial Day effectively and visually including ribbons, car stickers, posters, bags, fabric face masks and t-shirts.

Download the order form here

Below is the poster – other resources can be viewed in the order form.


Britain: Just two weeks to Workers’ Memorial Day

With just two weeks to go until International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, the TUC is urging unions and safety activists to get their plans in place for the biggest event ever. It says there are two reasons for making an extra effort this year – Covid has exposed how worker safety is being disregarded and the union movement globally is on the verge of winning recognition of occupational health and safety as an International Labour Organisation (ILO) fundamental right at work.

TUC 28 April resources and events webpages. Get your 28 April event on the map!
STUC listing of 28 April events in Scotland.
Find out what is happening worldwide.
Check out the damning new analysis from Hazards of soaring work-related ill-health and collapsing enforcement in the UK.