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.
Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.
The day is also intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, but fight for the living”.
In 2018 the theme of Workers’ Memorial Day is Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces. We will also be celebrating 40 years of union health and safety representatives.
Assemble at Tony Benn House, Victoria Street
March to Castle Park for Rally
|12:00||March from Tony Benn House|
|12:30||Rally in Castle Park|
Brendan Kelly (RMT Regional Organiser)
Sheila Caffrey (NEU-NUT)
Simon Crew (Bristol Trades Union Council)
A leaflet advertising the march & Rally can be found here – Leaflet Workers Memorial Day 2018
More information about International Workers Memorial Day and Health and Safety issues can be here Hazards Campaign.
Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living!
Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces
The Bristol march and rally is organised by Bristol Trades Union Council