Our Ref: HSR/4/14
Head Office Circular: NP/101/21
30th March 2021
To: The Secretary
ALL SHIPPING BRANCHES
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY: 28th APRIL 2021
REMEMBER THE DEAD – FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR THE LIVING
I write further to my circular of 3 March 2021, number NP/72/21.
Resources are now available for use on Workers’ Memorial Day and are available to purchase from GMHC (Greater Manchester Hazards Centre). The items include purple ribbons, face coverings, car stickers, and posters. You can find out more about these items and purchase them at: https://gmhazards.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Resources-to-support-IWMD21.pdf
Here are some suggestions as to how to take part in Workers’ Memorial Day:
Hold a one-minute silence at 12.00 to remember all those who have died because of work.
Organise an online campaign.
Host a video call or webinar.
Organise a socially distanced event at your workplace to promote members health and safety issues
If you are organising an online event or a socially distanced event at your workplace - arrange for a speaker from FACK (Families Against Corporate Killers) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/16054748370) the Hazards Campaign or an RMT speaker.
Please see the TUC International Workers’ Memorial Day web page https://www.tuc.org.uk/international-workers-memorial-day-iwmd which gets regularly updated with details of local and national events.
Never before has the slogan for Workers’ Memorial Day been more appropriate:
Remember the dead – but fight like hell for the living.
Please make the contents of this Circular available to all appropriate members.