Since 2000 we have commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day, a day on which we “Remember The Dead And Fight For The Living.”
The International Workers Memorial Day(IWMD) Event in Liverpool will be held on Friday 28th April 2017.
International Workers Memorial Day (Merseyside) event starts at 11:30 am, at the South Piazza of Georges Dock Building, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DD. (Corner of Mann Island and the Strand).
After the wreath laying and piper ceremony, coach to Unite Union building, Islington, Liverpool L3 8EF; for buffet before meeting at 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm with speakers.
To download poster for the event please click on IWMD Poster 2017
The Workers Memorial Day Event in Liverpool was held on the 28th April 2016.
Last year the International Workers Memorial Day (Merseyside) event started at 11:00 am, at the South Piazza of Georges Dock Building, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DD. (Corner of Mann Island and the Strand). There were 4 speakers: Mick Whitley, Northwest Regional Secretary, UNITE the Union; Professor Steve Tombs, The Open University, Head of Social Policy and Criminology; Brian Caton, Former General Secretary of the Prison Officers Association(POA); Diana Fos, Thompsons Solicitors.
Alec McFadden, chair of the Bob Tressell Festival Committee, spoke on the Bob Tressell Festival which was being held on the same day. For details of what happened please click on Bob Tressell Festival
After the speakers it was the wreath laying ceremony.
The mauve ribbon worn with respect today,
Remembers those in the workplace of yesterday.
Who lost their lives by accident or disease
By corners cut and thoughtless deeds.
For those we acknowledge in our prayers
Hoping for good change to make others aware.
Let’s think of others, work as a team
Put care in the project or in the scheme.
Safety Regulations avoided as the good practice tool
Causes disease, injury and fatal-it-y
Manage the problem with regulated mission.
Don’t let it be you who ignores the omission,
Relatives,Friends and humanity’s loss is one killed at work and never forgot
We say to those who deny our claims,
In honour for those killed or maimed,
“All should right the wrong for others;
Look upon every worker, as a sister, a brother.
Doesn’t matter colour, creed or faith
Help, make conditions at the Workplace Safe!”
By Pauline Bonny, Southeast Asbestos Awareness and Victims Support Group (2007)