Each year on 28 April, International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) is marked around the world to Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living. We remember those killed, made ill, or injured by their own or someone else’s work. Their pain and suffering and that of their families should not to be forgotten. We also renew our commitment to, and demand once more, safe and healthy work for all.
People can mark the day by attending an event around the 28 April 2015, or by taking part via Social Media. See the International Workers’ Memorial Day page for more information.
Bolton – Sunday 26th April 11.30am for a Rally on Town Hall Square followed by a minutes silence at noon. Tuesday 28th April Town Hall Square 11.30am for Leaflet and ribbon distributions, followed by a minutes silence at 12noon.
Bury – Tuesday 28 April 2105 from 11:30am. Wreath laying ceremony in Whitehead Gardens (opposite the UNISON office on Knowsley Street) starting at 11.30am. Please meet up beforehand at the branch office, or just join us at the “UNISON tree”. There will be a minutes silence at 12 noon.
Chorley – Friday 24 April 2015 at 5:50pm at the Park Gates, Park Road, Chorley.
Liverpool - Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 1pm on the South Piazza of Georges Dock Building (Corner of Mann Island and the Stand), Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DD.
Manchester – Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 12noon in Albert Square. Followed by meeting at the People’s History Museum at 1:30pm. IWMD Manchester Flyer
Preston – Saturday 25 April 2015, meet at Preston Flag Market at 11:45am. Followed by a march to the Corn Exchange.
Rochdale – Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 1:00pm in the memorial gardens opposite the Town Hall.
Salford - Tuesday 28 April 2015, wreath laying at 12:15pm in the gardens outside the front entrance to Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 5AW.