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Gibraltar: Unite the Union and HM Government mark Workers’ Memorial Day jointly

The Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Thursday 28th April 2022. The event is jointly organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services for Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and Unite the Union.

The occasion will be celebrated with a short ceremony at the Alameda Gardens from 10:30 am. The Minister with Responsibility for Industrial Relations, the Hon. Steven Linares MP will lead the ceremony.

The Minister with responsibility for Industrial Relations, the Hon Steven Linares MP, said: “As the new Minister for Industrial Relations, I am extremely happy to work closely with Unite to celebrate Workers’ Memorial Day. It’s a day that our government proudly declared a Bank Holiday in 2011 when we were elected, and celebrated since. This is a day to remind us of the sacrifices workers have endured, particularly those who have been hurt, injured, or killed at work.

“Furthermore, having worked closely with the unions in my capacity as Minister for Employment, it’s great to see that we are now in a position to commence implementing the Health and Safety at Work policy within government departments.”

Source: HM Government of Gibraltar


PLUS: Chief Minister’s Message on Workers Memorial Day 2022 


USA: Sign-on letter by Wed, 4/28 – – No more delays – Issue Emergency Temporary Standard now

Next week is April 28, Workers Memorial Day.  In his executive order, President Biden set March 15 as the deadline to determine the need for emergency worker protections from COVID.

Sickness and death confirm the needWorkers have waited long enough. 

Please sign on to this letter, developed by National COSH and Oxfam America, to President Biden and Secretary Walsh, urging them to issue a COVID Emergency Temporary Standard by Wednesday, April 28 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.  The sign on form is under the letter. (A Spanish version will be ready by Monday, 4/26). We will release the letter to the press on Thursday, 4/29.

  • Invite your colleagues and network to sign the letter.
  • Share a link to the letter at your Workers Memorial events – a fitting action — fighting for the living, as we mourn the dead.

National COSH