Strong Unions Save Lives!
Tomorrow (Wednesday April 28th) is International Workers’ Memorial Day, when we remember all those killed, injured or suffering ill health as a result of their work, and pledge to redouble our efforts to ensure safer workplaces. The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on workplace health and safety, and has highlighted what workers always knew: strong unions save lives.
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To mark #IWMD @irishcongress (ICTU) is encouraging all union members to add a ‘ Twibbon ‘ on their profile pic
Congress has adopted the ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) slogan for this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day which is “Workplace health and safety – it’s your right”.
There will be a commemorative wreath-laying event to remember all those who have been killed, injured, or made ill at work. The event is also to highlight safety in the workplace.
An online event and ceremony will be broadcast on social media at noon on Wednesday, April 28th.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has taken the lead for many years, with support since 2015, from the HSA, Ibec, CIF, and the Government, in marking Worker’s Memorial Day.
The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins lays a wreath in the grounds of his official residence, in the presence of five workers who represent all those directly fighting the virus and working to sustain everyone else.
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The #Covid19 pandemic has focused attention on workplace health & safety. We need to ensure that focus remains once the emergency is over. As Cork-born Mother Jones famously said – remember the dead, and fight for the living! #IWMD20 #RespectWorkers
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions will mark 28 April by remembering the dead and fighting for the living.
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Congress, alongside trade unions around the world, has for many years celebrated Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28th. The Health & Safety Committee of Congress has, in recent years, called for official government recognition of this important memorial. It is therefore significant that our marking of the day in 2015 will be the first time such official backing has been given.