Health and Safety News

“Remember the dead, fight for the living” at the ATUC Workers’ Memorial Day Service

Please come along to the annual Workers’ Memorial Day Service on Saturday 28th April in the Persley Walled Garden, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. Gather at 12.30pm for a service at 1pm.

The event has been organised once again by the Aberdeen Trades Union Council. This is a special year for the ATUC as it is their 150th anniversary. Our branch plays a key role in the ATUC and we are proud that this year our Equalities Officer, Kathleen Kennedy is its President.

Kathleen Kennedy

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.

Kathleen said, “In a year where we are still seeing people killed, injured or made ill at their work it is ever more important to come together to ‘Remember the dead, fight for the living!’

“We look forward to seeing you all there”