Saturday 5 April 2014

Workers' Memorial Day Monday 28 April 2014 Remember the dead, fight for the living

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 will be represented and will 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.

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.

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

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

The Service will last for approximately 30mins.