International Workers’ Memorial Day

27 Apr 2011

This year marks the first anniversary of the UK’s official recognition of Workers’ Memorial Day, which is held on 28th April each year. The day commemorates the thousands of people who have died, been injured or made ill through their work and a number of events have been organised throughout the region:

Sheffield

Sheffield Trades Union Council is organising an International Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony at the Workers’ Memorial Tree which is situated in front of the Sheffield Town Hall. It will start at 12:30. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, has been invited to open the Ceremony and a number of local trade unionists and citizens have been invited to speak. Event Address: Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HH

Barnsley

There will be an event at the Cenotaph, Barnsley Town Hall at 12:00. The Mayor of Barnsley has been invited to open the ceremony and there will be speeches and a wreath laying ceremony.

Bradford

There will be a rally together at 12:00 in the memorial garden at the back of Bradford City Hall. Bradford council will be lowering the flags on City Hall as a mark of respect.  UCATT has requested that building workers in the city centre take time out from the construction so as there is a little peace for ten minutes and so they can join in the memorial. There will be a minute’s silence and placing of wreaths and flowers followed by speeches.
Doncaster

There will be a service of memorial 11.45 by the Worker’s Memorial Tree (past Primark next to Bon Marche opposite Market Offices). They will also have a minute’s silence at 12:00. Organised by Doncaster Trades Council.

Chesterfield

There is a commemorative rally from 11am to 1pm in the Arena, New Square at Chesterfield’s historic market. For more information contact Joanne Carlin or Shay Boyle of The Trade Union Safety Team on: 01246 380415 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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