Canada: Widows of the workers video

The video below is called ‘Widows of the Workers: These Chemicals are Going to Kill Me’:

It is part of the ‘Giving Voices to Widows of Asbestos’ project. The General Electric plant they are referring to is in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The initiative is being supported by the union SEIU Canada.

The following video link is an overview of the project by the union researcher Natasha Luckhardt. Gofundme

Australia: Unions Tasmania is holding commemorative service in Hobart

Unions Tasmania has announced plans for 28 April:

“International Workers Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28th, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.

Unions Tasmania is holding commemorative service in Hobart to remember the lives of workers who have been killed at work.

This is an opportunity for us to honour those workers who have lost their lives during their normal course of employment and stand alongside those family and friends who are left behind.

There ecumenical memorial service will be held at St Davids Cathedral in Hobart on Thursday 28th of April at 5.30pm.  (Coffee and tea will be available from 5pm)

You are most welcome to join with us in remembering your loved ones who have tragically lost their lives in a workplace accident.”

Unions Tasmania

UK unions join the international call for ‘Strong Laws – Strong Enforcement – Strong Unions’


On 28th April, the British Trades Union Congress is organising dozens of events across the country, including ceremonies, seminars, demos and rallies, with union activists’ reflecting on the dual purpose of the 28th April: Remember the dead, and fight for the living. The full and updated list of events can be found in a dedicated TUC page:

For more information on TUC activities for this 28th April, please contact Hugh Robertson

Globally, the 2016 theme for the day is ‘Strong Laws – Strong Enforcement – Strong Unions’

Download background materials here and posters here

Post your activities in Facebook, Twitter with #IWMD16 or send them to us by email to

Listing for Ontario, Canada 28 April events

The Workers’ Health and Safety Centre  WHSC has published  a comprehensive listing of all of the Ontarian 28 April events.


Marking 28 April: Ten historical worker health and safety films

These 10 films show workplace tragedies and hazards over the past 100 years. April 28 is Worker Memorial Day, a time to remember those who died on the job and to fight for better health and safety for all workers. Facebook

28 Avril –J-10 et le compte à rebours commence aujourd’hui !!

La Journée Internationale de Commémoration est moins de deux semaines, et encore une fois elle se profile pour être le plus grand événement de l’année sur le calendrier de la santé et de la sécurité au travail. Le mouvement syndical a lancé cette journée, qui cette année a une chance d’atteindre plus de 70 pays, et verra se développer des manifestations, des commémorations, des minutes de silence, des initiatives liées à la sécurité au travail et plein d’autres actions.

Il est encore temps de planifier un événement près de chez vous, ou de faire connaître et marquer la journée dans votre lieu de travail. De nombreux syndicats ont produit leurs propres matériaux et affiches pour ce 28 avril. D’autres ressources, y compris des affiches en français peuvent être téléchargées à partir du site web joint CSI/Hazards

Le thème pour l’année 2016 est «des lois fermes, une application stricte et des syndicats forts ».

Nous avons déjà commencé à collecter les évènements et matériaux disponibles dans le site web.

Si vous utilisez twitter, nous vous invitons à communiquer vos évènements en utilisant le hashtag #iwmd16

Nous avons reçu des informations de l’Espagne, du Royaume-Uni, la Moldavie, la Belgique, l’Ecosse, l’Australie, entre autres et les infos par pays vont commencer à circuler dès aujourd’hui. Envoyez-nous vos plans !!

28 de Abril – 10 días para la jornada y hoy empezamos la cuenta regresiva!

La jornada internacional de conmemoración es en menos de dos semanas y una vez más prevemos un evento enorme en el calendario de la salud laboral. El 28 de abril, que tiene su origen en el movimiento sindical y que este año puede alcanzar a más de 70 países y territorios se cristalizará por medio de protestas, conmemoraciones, minutos de silencio y otras iniciativas vinculadas a la salud laboral.

Todavía tienen tiempo para planear un evento y conmemorar la jornada en su lugar de trabajo! Muchos sindicatos ya están produciendo sus materiales y posters para el 28 de abril. Puede encontrar algunos de ellos (incluidos posters en castellano) en el sitio web CSI/Hazards

El tema de este año es “Leyes firmes, controles rigurosos y sindicatos fuertes”.

Ya empezamos a compilar los eventos y materiales en la página web.

Y si usas Twitter, comunica tus eventos usando el hashtag #iwmd16 Enviaremos más ideas de mensajes para twitter en la semana.

Ya recibimos información de España, Reino Unido, Moldavia, Bélgica, Escocia, Australia entre otros, y las noticias por país arrancan hoy. Envíanos las tuyas!!

28 April –10 days to go and the countdown starts today!

International Workers’ Memorial Day is less than two weeks away, and is once again set to be the biggest event ever on the health and safety calendar. The union initiated 28 April event, which this year is aiming to build on the 70 plus countries that mark the event each year, will see protests, commemorations, work stoppages, workplace safety initiatives and a host of other activities.

There’s still time to plan an event near you, if there is not one already, or to publicise and mark the day in your workplace. Many unions have produced their own 28 April toolboxes and posters. Other resources, including new posters in English, French and Spanish versions, can be downloaded from the ITUC/Hazards website.

The 2016 theme for the day is ‘Strong Laws – Strong Enforcement – Strong Unions’.

ITUC/Hazards global events listing and resources, including new posters in English, French and Spanish.

For twitter, use the #iwmd16

We have received information already from Spain, UK, Moldova, Belgium, Scotland, Australia among others and the country news will start being sent later today. Send us yours!!

Spain: Focusing on the importance of union safety delegates for 28 April

“Sin delegados no hay prevención” es el lema de la campaña que lanzamos con motivo del 28 de abril, Día Mundial de la Seguridad y la Salud en el Trabajo. Este año, coincidiendo con la campaña de la Confederación Sindical Internacional, titulada “En el trabajo, tu salud y seguridad depende de leyes firmes, aplicación estricta, sindicatos fuertes”, que defiende la necesidad de sindicatos fuertes como la mejor protección para los trabajadores y trabajadoras, desde USO hemos enfocado la campaña en poner en valor la labor y la necesidad de la participación de los Delegados de Prevención. Mas

Scotland: 28 April Scottish Hazards event in Edinburgh

For those of you in and around Edinburgh, please join us on International Workers’ Memorial Day, 28 April, 1pm in Princes Street Gardens – Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living. Facebook • Website

Remember the dead, fight like hell for the living