Monday, 23 April 2012

Workers Memorial Day – Saturday 28 April 2012 - Cuts Cost Lives

This year, International Workers Memorial Day falls on Saturday 28 April so UNISON is supporting the TUC campaign to make 28 April a day of action to defend health and safety from the government's attacks, and to encourage branches and members to take part in or organise regional and community based events.

Details of events taking place in around Scotland are below and on the STUC website and materials can be found on the UNISON UK website health and safety pages.

Friday 27 April.   10:00 - 11:30 Conference room 4th Floor Marischal.  (Aberdeen City Council) Betty Lyon UNISON local organiser will do a short presentation. H&S manager, Environmental Services manager and GMB will also give presentations.
(West Lothian TUC)
Ceremony at Workers Memorial, Bathgate Sports Centre, Balbardie Park Torphichen Road, Bathgate, West Lothian EH48 4LA, Saturday 28th April at 12.30pm

(Midlothian TUC)
IWMD Memorial, George V Park Bonnyrigg, Saturday 28th April, 12.30pm

(North Lanarkshire TUC)
Commemoration at Summerlee Industrial Museum, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, ML5 1QD; Saturday 28th April, 12 noon. Speakers include UNISON Scottish Organiser Dave Watson.

Commemoration at Memorial Tree adjacent to Discovery Point Riverside Drive Dundee, 12 noon, Saturday 8th April;

Dundee City Council Annual Lecture
27th April to be given by Asbestos Action Tayside, Friday 27 April 2012 12.30 - 2pm Dundee Congregational Church 6-8 Constitution Road, Dundee DD1 1LY

Ceremony at the IWMD Tree and Memorial, West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh; 12 noon, Saturday 28th April.

Ceremony in Falkirk Council HQ, Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, FK1 5RS; 12 noon Saturday 28th April

Ceremony at the Memorial Tree, Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy; 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 26th April

Commemoration George Square at 12 Noon on Saturday 28th April. Wreaths will be laid at the proposed site of the new memorial do be unveiled in 2013.

Saturday 28th April 11.00am Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony Clyde Sq, Greenock

(South Lanarkshire TUC)
Commemoration at the memorial, Council Offices, Beckford Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA; Saturday 28 April, 12 noon.

(North Ayrshire and Irvine TUC)
Commemoration at Memorial Gardens, at Burn Street, Irvine Memorial Gardens, North Ayrshire, 26th April at 6.30 -7pm

Kilmarnock & Loudoun Trades Union Council would like to invite all interested parties to our annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday April 28th, 2012 at the Dean Country Park, Kilmarnock .
Assemble at 9.45am at Dower House, Dean Country Park, Kilmarnock
10.00am - Opening remarks
10.05am - Speakers including Alan McVey from USDAW
10.15am - Laying of wreaths
10.25am - Close
The ceremony will be followed by a short event to mark the production of an impressive piece of public art work which has involved pupils at St Josephs Academy . This work is themed around International Workers Memorial Day.
All welcome - please pass the word round. It would be helpful in our planning for the day if those organisations or individuals planning to lay a wreath could let us know beforehand. Phone Arthur West, Secretary, Kilmarnock & Loudoun Trades Unison Council, on 07826127759

Paisley & District Trades Union Council will mark IWMD on Saturday 28th April at noon at the memorial stone in front of Renfewshire House, Cotton St, Paisley. Guest speaker Janice Godrich, President, PCS.
Saturday 28 April 2012.  There will be a tree planting ceremony in the grounds of the Council Offices at Viewforth at 10.30 a.m.


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