Workers Memorial Day is an international event which takes place on 28 April very year. It is a day to firstly remember all those who have been killed at work or died from industrial injuries and illnesses. Secondly, it is also a campaigning day on safety issues. More people today are killed at work than in wars.
The theme for this year is “Strong Laws – Strong enforcement – Strong unions”
It is recognised in the UK by the Health and Safety Executive and the TUC.
Last year there was a wreath laying event at 3 Mills Green Park, Stratford, E15 ( see photo) with Lyn Brown MP and members of Housing Association Branch. There is a memorial in the park to remember the deaths of 3 workers who died trying to rescue a colleague in 1901. The park is a 10 minutes’ walk from local stations (map to follow). Members from East Thames HA last year left their headquarters in Stratford together to walk to the site.
All branch members are invited to attend – we will update this page when we have further details. You may wish to contact your employer to see if they will give time off for members to attend and for them to support. Press will be invited.
There is also a UNISON Labour Link Parliamentary reception for our members in NE London in the evening.
Contact the branch office for more details.