Saturday 23 April 2022

Join us to "Remember the dead, fight for the living"

Aberdeen Trades Union Council's annual International Workers' Memorial Service will be held on Thursday 28th April in the beautiful Persley Walled Garden, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. 

Please gather at 12.30pm for a service at 1pm. 

International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) takes place all over the world on 28th April each year. Its purpose 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 this tragic loss and suffering are used to reinvigorate the campaign for healthier and safer work. 

Graeme Farquhar, ATUC President said: "Sadly the numbers of workers dying at their work, or being injured or made ill are still far too high.

"No one should go to their work and not come home. At our annual service we remember all those who did not come home and we renew our pledge to fight for more robust health and safety regulation and inspection to protect the living."

See below for all the events taking place to commemorate International Workers' Memorial 

The following three  Workers Memorial Day  events  have been arranged by Aberdeen TUC in association with Aberdeen City Council and the Action on Asbestos charity. These are public events so everyone is very welcome to attend.

Duthie Park

Aberdeen City Council Lord Provost & Trade Union Representatives flag lowering & wreath laying event at the Mound in Duthie Park, Polmuir Road, Aberdeen AB11 7TH at 10.30am until 11.30am

Johnston Gardens

Action on Asbestos charity along with the victims of asbestos and their families and the TUs wreath laying in Johnston Gardens, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XE at 12 noon until 12.30pm

Persley walled garden

 ATUC wreath laying at the  Workers’ Memorial granite Obelisk  in the Persley  walled garden, off Mugiemoss Road, Aberdeen AB21 9US at 1pm until 1.30pm.

 Aberdeenshire Council

Please note that whilst Aberdeenshire Council don’t have any specific Workers Memorial Day  wreath laying event they will be lowering all Aberdeenshire Council flags to half-mast.


For further information email Aberdeen TUC --