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International Worker Memorial Service

We invite you to join us this Friday, 26th April at 10:30am for the 2nd annual International Workers’ Memorial Day service outside Sandwell Council House, Oldbury.

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers

This year the focus is on dangerous substances and how to get them out of the workplace.

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Led by GMB and sister Trade Unions, the service will include short speeches and a moments silence as we remember all those who went to work, never to return home.

International Workers’ Memorial Day falls on 28th April each year and is officially recognised by the UK Government. It is the day when we pause to remember those workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.

It is a day when we remember the dead, and pledge to fight for the living.  A day when we acknowledge the families of those who have lost their lives through the effects of work – and their friends, workmates and their communities who are still suffering these unbearable tragedies.

 

Please join us if you are able to do so, as we remember the dead and reaffirm our commitment to fight for the living.. One death as a result of work is one death too many

Posted: 24th April 2019

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