— Australian Unions (@unionsaustralia) April 28, 2020
Sally McManus Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions “Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living”
Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day. Join us, and some special guests, as we pay our respects to workers killed in the workplace over the past year. Every worker deserves to come home safely at the end of the day, and on this day we pledge to remember the dead and fight like hell for the living.
Current circumstances preclude us from being together on this day of remembrance, but we are together in spirit and in solidarity as we conduct this year’s ceremony online. VTHC
The BWI International Youth Committee (IYC) held its first online meeting on 15 April and released a statement on COVID19’s devastating economic effect on young workers. The Committee stresses the need for strong union power to ensure safe spaces for young workers to determine their future amid a global health and economic crisis.
Ramazan AGAR, President of YOL-IS, Turkey (Türkiye Yol-İş Sendikası) says that all of humanity, particularly workers, are in an important decisive moment in the battle against COVID-19. Protect Workers! Stop COVID-19!”
Trade union members in South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) continue to work and campaign for safe working conditions. PROTECT WORKERS! STOP COVID-19! #BWI2020IWMD
The 28th April is International Workers’ Memorial Day, the day each year when workers come together and remember those who have been killed and injured at work. The slogan for the day is “remember the dead – fight for the living”. (#IWMD20).
BWI Belgian affiliates welcomed an agreement reached with social partners in the construction sector last 15 April which makes the rules of social distancing in workplaces a priority.
MANWU BWI affiliate in Namibia celebrating the IWMD 2020 says: Covid 19 is not a tool to exploit workers!!