The Edinburgh TUC and Scottish Hazards 28 April event was held at the Workers’ Memorial Day Tree, Princes Street Gardens with speakers, wreath/flower laying and song. It was attended by unions, bereaved families, pressure groups and others.
The gathering served to remember those who have died at work and refreshed the resolve to fight for safe and healthy working conditions in Scotland and throughout the world. 150 attended laying in total 30 wreaths.
Keynote Speakers were:
Catriona Lockhart (whose partner died through work)
Tracy McBurnie (NHS Lothian Unison)
Gus Sproul (FBU Regional Chair)
Songs from Protest in Harmony, a radical, Edinburgh based singing group.
The City of Edinburgh Council, other Councils and the Scottish Government lowered their flags as a mark of respect.