Friday 28 April 2023
The flag is flying at half-mast at Salisbury Guildhall to mark Workers’ Memorial Day
Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day and Salisbury City Council is flying the City flag at half-mast as a respect to all workers who have lost their lives due to their employment.
Workers’ Memorial Day, also known as International Workers’ Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for the Dead and Injured, takes place annually around the world on 28 April as an International Day of Remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work.
Workers’ Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace accidents and ill health and to promote campaigns and union organisation in the fight for improvements in workplace safety. The slogan for the day is “Remember the dead – Fight for the living.”
The Mayor of the City of Salisbury, Councillor Tom Corbin said “The Council is showing its support for this day of respect and remembrance of worker safety and I am pleased to back this. Wherever you work and whoever you work for, we all deserve to be safe at work”.
The day is commemorated annually throughout the world and is officially recognised by the UK Government. Click here for details: https://www.tuc.org.uk/wmd