Support Workers' Memorial Day events on 28 April

26 May 2013

The union is urging members to support events over the country marking International Workers Memorial Day.

For details of activities in your area visit the TUC website 

The union is heavily involved in an event in Manchester, with Alan Moss of the union’s Virgin Trains Safety Advisory Committee and District Organiser Colin Smith leading organisers. They say IWMD is ‘one of the most important events in the calendar for safety reps’.

‘I know it’s a Sunday this year, but we’re urging ASLEF members to join us in Albert Square at 11:00 on 28 April,’ Alan says. ‘There’ll be music in the square and then a gathering at the People’s History Museum to ‘Remember the Dead, and Fight for The Living.’

After hearing speakers from the families of people killed at work and union safety representatives, the Albert Square event will close, not with the traditional silence, but a ‘Shout for Safety’.

‘We’ve given up being quiet about these unnecessary deaths,’ says District Organiser Colin Smith. ‘We’re asking people to fetch along pots and pans and make a real din this year!’

ASLEF members are encouraged to participate as much as they can.

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