International Workers’ Memorial Day, 28 April 2018 – Theme announcement

The ITUC is proposing a general theme for International Workers’ Memorial Day, 28 April 2018, of ‘Organized workplaces are safer workplaces’. Variants on this could include ‘Unions make workplaces safer and healthier’ and ‘Union organization saves lives’.

The ITUC will developing resources in the coming weeks to support preparation of campaign materials. To assist with this we are seeking evidence of union action leading to workplace, legislative or sectoral improvements, and the human and economic payoff from this protective action. Please send details to ITUC Health and Safety Adviser, Rory O’Neill at

Updates to the dedicated webpages will start as materials, activities and events are confirmed.

Affiliates are of course free to adapt or change the theme to suit local priorities.

Yours Sincerely,

Sharan Burrow