Workers Memorial Day – 28th April 2017



 Workers Memorial Day is held every 28th April around the world to remember those killed, injured, disabled and made unwell by their work and to recognise that almost all of this harm is preventable.     

Schedule of Events

5:45am – Low Hall depot, Walthamstow – a commemoration for Kazys Kaniauskas, 54, from Barking, who died in a dust cart accident on the North Circular in 2014.

 11am – Bakers Arms, Leyton – a commemoration for Marian Nemit, 21, from Romania , who died whilst carrying our construction work on a shop refurbishment in 2015.

 1pm – Waltham Forest Town Hall WMD Event, Forest Rd E17. Speakers to include John Cryer MP; Phil Lewis, London Hazards; Steve White, NUT; Dave Knight, UNISON Retired Members Group; Thompsons Solicitors and Jim Kelly, UNITE.   Waltham Forest Trades Council, supporting unions, campaigners, and relatives of those killed at or by work will gather at the three events listed above on 28 April to remember the dead and to continue to fight for the living!

We will also be remembering:

Marian Iancu, 39, a Romanian living in Leyton, was killed while working in a warehouse in Barking in November 2015.

Lukasz Costazzo, a member of the public, was killed on 9 June 2015 by a falling tree on land controlled by Waltham Forest Council in the Low Hall Conservation area.

Andrezej Rokita, 55, from Poland , was killed by falling materials while working at M & M Contracting Ltd., Midland Rd. E10.

Raymond Holmes, 60, from Rayleigh in Essex, died when he was struck by a reversing vehicle on the 30th April 2010 at Thames Water‘s Coppermill Water Treatment Works.

We will also remember the many deaths locally from occupational disease such as the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, and the ill-health caused by poor work.

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