Category Archives: 2018

USA: USMWF plans series of 28 April billboards

April 28, 2018 is Workers’ Memorial Day and this year USMWF would like to honor and remember our fallen workers in a special way. But, USMWF cannot do this without your help! They are looking for multiple Sponsors to help rent billboards for one month being displayed in the following City/States. Omaha, Nebraska; Lincoln, Nebraska; Scottsbluff, Nebraska; Cadillac, Michigan; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fort Worth, Texas; Lexington, KY; Akron, Indiana; Las Vegas, Nevada;

Please contact Tonya Ford at 402.326.3107 for availability and more information on how you can sponsor a billboard near you.  USMWF

Global: Es hora de enviar un fuerte mensaje a la gerencia de LafargeHolcim

¡Es hora de enviar un fuerte mensaje a la gerencia de LH exigiendo que mejoren la salud y la seguridad y respeten la vida de los trabajadores! Hacemos un llamado a TODOS a tomar medidas el 28 de abril, Día Internacional de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores Fallecidos y Lesionados,para exigir: LafargeHolcim, cumple tu promesa: ¡respeta la vida de los trabajadores!

Enviemos conjuntamente un fuerte mensaje a la gerencia de LafargeHolcim que:

  • ¡Comience a mejorar conjuntamente la situación de salud y seguridad en LafargeHolcim!
  • ¡Involucre a los trabajadores y sus sindicatos en un diálogo sobre salud y seguridad!
  • ¡No más enfoques verticalistas en salud y seguridad!Más

Global: Il est temps d’envoyer un signal fort à la direction de LafargeHolcim


Il est temps d’envoyer un signal fort à la direction de LH et de demander d’améliorer la santé et la sécurité et de respecter la vie des travailleurs!

Nous vous appelons à TOUTES et TOUS à vous mobiliser le 28 avril, laJournée internationale de commémoration des travailleurs morts et blessés, et d’exiger : LafargeHolcim, tenez votre promesse : respectez la vie des travailleurs!

Envoyons ensemble un signal fort à la direction de LafargeHolcim en demandant de:

  • Commencer à améliorer conjointement la situation en matière de santé et de sécurité chez LafargeHolcim !
  • Impliquer les travailleurs et travailleuses ainsi que leurs syndicats dans le dialogue sur la santé et la sécurité !
  • Arrêter les approches par le haut en matière de santé et de sécurité !

Global: Send a strong signal toward LafargeHolcim management on IWMD!

Global construction union federation BWI says it is time to send a strong signal toward LH management in order to improve health and safety and respect workers’ lives! They call upon YOU ALL to take action on 28 April, the International commemoration day for dead and injured workers, and demand:

LafargeHolcim, keep your promise: respect workers’ lives!

  • Start improving jointly the health and safety situation at LafargeHolcim!

  • Involve workers and their trade unions in the health and safety dialogue!

  • No more top-down approaches in health and safety!


Global: Unions make work safer – What will your union do on 28th April?

Global construction union BWI is asking affiliates to start planning for International Workers Memorial Day.

BWI has produced a guide: Unions Make Work Safer – Reclaim Our Rights On Site! and also suggested ideas for organising a 28 April event of your own.

More details here

Activités de campagne, des ressources et des événements pour 28 avril 2018

On commence à ajouter 2018 des activités et des ressources sur les pages Web du 28 avril global. Jetez un œil – et assurez-vous que vous nous parler de vos activités et de ressources.

Actividades de campaña, recursos y eventos de 28 de abril de 2018

Estamos empezando a añadir 2018 actividades y recursos en las páginas de web global de 28 de abril. Echar un vistazo – y asegúrese de que decirnos acerca de sus actividades y recursos.

Global: Campaign activities, resources and events for 28 April 2018

We are starting to add 2018 activities and resources on the global 28 April webpages. Have a look – and make sure you tell us about your activities and resources. #iwmd18

USA: Webinars for organising on 28 April in English and Spanish

The National Council for Occupation Safety and Health (NCOSH) is holding two Workers Memorial webinars:

In English – Thursday, 15 February, 2pm ET / 11am PT

In Spanish – Thursday, 22 February , 2pm ET / 11am PT
En español – Jueves, 2/22, 2pm ET / 11am PT

This Thursday, a panel of family members, worker center and COSH leaders and allies will discuss ways to promote a meaningful Workers Memorial Week including:

– Building relationships with families impacted by work fatalities

– Creating compelling stories behind the numbers

– Engaging and preparing injured and ill workers as spokespeople

– Getting the attention of journalists

Marcy Goldstein-Gelb
Co-Executive Director
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH)

Britain: Resources for Workers’ Memorial Day


Hazards Campaign has produced a set of useful resources for International Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 (#iwmd18) – download the order form here.

You can order commemorative purple ribbons, posters, car-stickers and high-vis waistcoats. These resources are ideal for your 28 April event, notice board, union office, workplace, ceremony or to simply hand out on the day.

Follow these links for details of Workers’ Memorial Day activities in the UK and worldwide.












Car sticker



High- vis waistcoat