Text only jump to main content, access key 5 jump to related links, access key 6 Go back to top of this page, access key 7 to return to this page map, access key 8 Accessibility   Site map   Search  
TUC logo
Home  >  Health and Safety  >  Workers' Memorial Day 
Health and Safety

Workers' Memorial Day

Workers' Memorial Day

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 commemorates those workers.

Worker’s 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 like hell for the living”.

The TUC coordinates activities across the country, publishing a comprehensive listing of events and suggestions. A listing of the global activities is available from the Hazards website.

Links

Workers' Memorial Day 2008 activities staged by UK unions

Hazards Workers' Memorial Day webpages

ICFTU Workers' Memorial Day webpages

The most recent documents available on this subject are:

Northern Region marks Workers' Memorial Day
Chair of the Northern TUC Health and Safety Forum, Jim Marshall, GMB Regional Health and Safety Officer, opened the Workers Memorial Day seminar highlighting the long and continued trade union struggle to fight asbestos poisoning
29 April 2008

Unions step up campaign to keep people well at work
The TUC has today (Monday) called on UK employers to give better occupational health assistance to the two million employees who every year believe they have become ill as a result of their jobs.
28 April 2008

Workers' Memorial Day
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.
PDF version available for download
3 May 2007

Remember the dead, fight for the living
As part of Workers Memorial Day, This year the Northern TUC Health and Safety Forum will be holding a seminar at the Argent Business Centre, Sunderland, (10-12 noon) followed by a Memorial Service in Sunderland Minster (1:30pm - 2:30 pm).
27 April 2007

Make 28 April an official memorial day
A petition asking the UK government to give official recognition to 28 April, Workers' Memorial Day.
PDF version available for download
16 March 2007

MPs back call for 28 April holiday
Dozens of MPs have backed union calls for Workers' Memorial Day to be recognised as a national holiday.
PDF version available for download
5 May 2006

Older documents - 16   >

Back to Health and Safety.


Northern TUC / HSE Training Day

Related reps and officer training courses from unionlearn.