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Workers' Memorial Day - 28th April 2010

The TUC has asked unions to organise local events - COngress sets out below - What can you do? 

  • Get your employer to allow some form of recognition of the day, such as one minute's silence to remember anyone who has died at your workplace;
  • Ask your local council, or any other public body to fly official flags at half-mast on the day. Remember that the day is officially recognised by the government;
  • Write a letter to the local press;
  • Organising a local meeting on health and safety. You could focus on a particular issue of concern where you work, such as violence or lone working;
  • Arranging an event such as planting a memorial tree in a public place, putting up a plaque, dedicating a sculpture, a piece of art, or a bench, to remember workers who have been killed at the workplace or in the community;
  • Asking local religious centres to include Workers' Memorial Day in their worship during the Week;
  • Distribute purple 'forget-me-not' ribbons, the symbol of Workers Memorial Day;
  • Finding out what other unions, your local Hazards group, or regional TUC or Trades Council are planning and taking part or organising a joint event.