Tuesday 22 April 2014

"Remember the dead. Fight for the living." - Workers' Memorial Day Service Monday 28th April 2014

A reminder that this year's International Workers Memorial Day Service, will be held at 11am (gather from 10.30am) at Persley Gardens, Persley, Aberdeen. All are welcome to attend.

The ATUC has organised the service and will be represented to lay a wreath in memory of all those whose lives or health have been lost through work.

International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) takes place all over the world on 28 April each year.

As the campaign slogan says, we must "Remember the dead. Fight for the living."

The Service will last for approximately 30mins.

In this time of austerity, it is ever more important to protect our Health and Safety legislation, which is constantly under attack.

The purpose of IWMD is two-fold. Firstly it is about not forgetting those who have died, been injured, or made ill by their work. Secondly it is about ensuring that tragic loss and suffering are used to reinvigorate the campaign for healthier and safer work and workplaces.