This year, as Workers Memorial Day falls on Saturday 28th April, our ceremony at Walthamstow Town Hall will take place on Friday 27th April at 1p.m.
The ceremony is to remember those workers who have lost their lives or have been maimed due to work related accidents or are suffering from occupational illnesses.
The local Trade Unions, Local Authority representatives, Councillors and local MPs will gather at the Town Hall where the National Flag will fly at half mast in memory of those who have died, a one minute silence will be observed, wreaths will be laid and speeches made.
“Remember the dead, Fight for the living”
On the 28th April each year Trade Unions across the world hold remembrance ceremonies, but it’s more than just remembering, it’s also about fighting for the right of every worker to carry out their work in a safe and hazard free environment.
Local Trade Unions will be selling the purple remembrance ribbons for Workers Memorial Day. These cost £1 and will be available on the day or from George Beattie (details below)
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The money raised will be donated to a local charity, the East London Mesothelioma Society.
Should you wish to know more about Workers Memorial Day please contact George Beattie, the Joint Unions Convenor for Waltham Forest.
Phone:- 020 8496 4479