Monday, 25 April 2011

International Workers Memorial Day 28 April - Scotland events

International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) takes place all over the world on 28 April each year. The purpose of IWMD is two-fold. Firstly it is about not forgetting those who have died, been injured, or made ill by their work. Secondly it is about ensuring that tragic loss and suffering are used to reinvigorate the campaign for healthier and safer work. The campaign slogan is Remember the dead, Fight for the living.

Events in Scotland on 28 April 2011 (please notify us of others) ( )

Edinburgh: There will be a ceremony organised by Edinburgh trades council at the Memorial Tree in West Princes Street Gardens between 12 noon at 1 pm. There will be come short speeches and contributions and wreaths will be laid at the Memorial Tree. This year there will be an anti cuts theme.

Aberdeen: 10am in the Walled Garden, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.

Greenock: A Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place in Clyde Sq at 11am. Procession leaving from the Grand Corridor in Inverclyde Council Municipal Buildings. All welcome.

Midlothian: A simple ceremony will take place at the memorial flowerbed in George V Park Bonnyrigg commencing at 12.30.p.m.

Glasgow: There will be a rally in Glasgow at the Robert Burns statue in George Square. It will commence at 11:00.

Fife: Company flags will be lowered, a minute's silence will be observed and an explanatory Safety Bulletin will be issued for WMD at the Babcock plant at Rosyth in Fife.

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