|Tuesday 28th April from 10:45-11:45
Every year on April 28th, all around the world the trade union movement unites to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.
Waltham Forest Trades Council is organising an online event. Invited speakers include John Cryer, MP (Leyton & Wanstead), Matt Wrack, (General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union) and Sam Gurney, (Secretary, TUC London, Eastern and South East Region). More speakers will be announced when they are confirmed.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected every worker regardless of sector or locality. Tens of thousands of workers worldwide have died. More have fallen ill or continue to go to work risking their lives. Many workers are still attending work ill-equipped and without necessary safety measures in place.
We could not have a starker reminder of the important role of trade union health and safety reps in saving and protecting workers’ lives, than the current crisis we are living through.
We remember those we have lost. We organise in their memory.