Trade Union Movement marks Workers Memorial Day – Monday 29th April, 12 noon, grounds of Stormont Estate.

29 Apr 2019

Health and Safety ICTU Memorial 6

On Monday 29th April 2019, trade unionists and workers will come together at noon to mark Workers Memorial Day by laying a wreath in the grounds of Stormont estate.

Workers Memorial Day is marked internationally as a way of remembering those who have been killed or injured at or because of work or who have contracted a work related illness or disease.

ICTU Assistant General Secretary Owen Reidy said,  ‘Workers Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to reflect on the people who have tragically lost their lives at or because of work.  This year Workers Memorial Day is especially poignant as we remember journalist and NUJ member Lyra McKee, brutally murdered in the course of her work.  

‘As well as reflecting on this senseless loss, we remember the many families who have lost their loved ones in workplace accidents and the many more people whose lives have been cut short or blighted because of occupational diseases and illnesses.

‘By laying a wreath at 12 noon on Monday 29th April, we will resolve to redouble our efforts to ensure that all workers, regardless of their workplace, are able to carry out their work safely and free from intimidation and fear’.