To: The Secretary
ALL SHIPPING BRANCHES
INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY 2023
I remind members that 28th April is International Workers’ Memorial Day.
Many will be holding a one-minute silence at 12.00 to remember all those who have died because of work.
If anyone is organising an event/ online event at your workplace you could consider arranging for a speaker from Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK) or the hazards Campaign. If you need one, please contact them and they can try to arrange it.
The Hazards Campaign ‘Whole Story’ reveals the true number of people who have died over the last 12 months because of work: http://www.hazardscampaign.org.uk/thewholestory
If you know of anyone who has been killed because of work, put their name on the Workers’ Memorial Wall: https://www.tuc.org.uk/workers-memorial-wall
More information and organising tools can be found at:
- Hazards magazine information/resources: https://www.hazards.org/wmd/background.htm
- Hazards Campaign information and resources: http://www.hazardscampaign.org.uk/workers-memorial-day
- TUC information and resources: https://www.tuc.org.uk/international-workers-memorial-day-iwmd
Use the hashtag on social media #IWMD23 to spread the word.
There are a number of events taking place across the country on 28th April:
Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.