28 April 2017 11:30am
Christ Church, Church Square, Hartlepool
Hartlepool Trades Union Council (HTUC) organizes a Workers Memorial Day Remembrance Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony in Hartlepool (first held in 1999) on International Workers Memorial Day the 28th April of each year to remember those employees who have died through Industrial Accident or Disease whilst trying to earn an honest living for themselves and their families.
The confirmed speakers for this year’s (International) Workers Memorial Day Remembrance Service, Friday 28th April 2017, 12.30pm, Christ Church, Church Square, Hartlepool are:-
- Tosh McDonald, President, ASLEF.
- Kathleen Walkershaw, GMB European Officer.
- Clare Williams, Regional Secretary, UNISON
- Michelle Muxworthy, Vice-President, IOSH
It is likely that over 40 wreaths will be laid by individuals / organisations and we will be providing individual flowers so anybody attending the service can lay a flower at the Workers Memorial in memory of a loved one.
The WMD DVDs commissioned by HTUC in 2016 can be used as part of the publicity/communication for Workers Memorial Day and utilised as a Health & Safety resource – youtube link to DVD below