International Workers Memorial Day Vigil

April 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
The Minster
Main Street
Truxton, NY 13158
International Workers Memorial Day Vigil @ The Minster | Truxton | New York | United States

Commemorated on 28th April each year, Workers’ Memorial Day encourages us to “Remember the dead and fight for the living”. Unions are asked to remember all those killed through work, while at the same time ensuring that such tragedies are not repeated. Workers’ Memorial Day is commemorated throughout the world. Representatives of York & District TUC will be holding a vigil outside York Minster and calling on trade union members and the general public to join us in remembering those workers who went to work one day and never returned.

The vigil will take place at 12 noon on Tuesday 28th April and will begin with a small number of speakers including Leigh Wilks (York TUC President & Regional Executive) Karl Stephenson (construction union UCATT) and others, who will speak on the dangers at work and how we should honour those who have been lost by ensuring health and safety in the workplace is not sacrificed on the altar of profit. After the event, a delegation of York & District TUC representatives will proceed to the memorial site of the railway carriage works on Holgate Road to leave flowers in an act of remembrance for those who have been lost

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