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TUC Marks International Workers’ Memorial Day with Virtual Memorial Wall

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) – of which the MU is a member – will be marking international Workers’ Memorial Day on the 28 April with a space to remember those who have lost their lives at work, or from work-related injury or illness.

Published: 27 April 2021 | 12:47 PM Updated: 29 April 2021 | 12:14 PM
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An opportunity to reflect, mourn and share memories of colleagues and loved ones, and give dignity to those who have lost their lives. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The Memorial Wall is intended as a space where we remember those who have lost their lives at work, or from work-related injury or illness. It gives us an opportunity to reflect, mourn and share memories of colleagues and loved ones, and give dignity to those who have lost their lives.

Trade unions will continue to fight for a future where no worker must risk their health or life while doing their job. We remember those we have lost and organise for safer, healthier work in their memory.

Trade Union members are invited to honour those we have lost and pay respects by submitting a tribute – find out how, and read tributes that have already been submitted on the TUC’s website

One minute silence at noon

Join union activists across the country by taking part in a one minute silence at 12.00 pm on Wednesday 28 April, to remember all those who have died because of their work.

Attend the TUC’s national event for International Workers’ Memorial Day

On Wednesday 28 April at 2:00 pm the TUC will be holding an online event with special guest speakers Sharan Burrows, General Secretary of the ITUC, Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, Louise Adamson, Families Against Corporate Killers and more speakers to be confirmed.

The event is free to attend and open to all union members, but you will need to register for your place in advance.

You can read a list of further suggested ways to take part in International Workers’ Memorial Day on the TUC’s website.

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