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Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers.
Workers' Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.
The day is also intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, but fight like hell for the living”.
The TUC coordinates activities across the country, publishing a comprehensive listing of events and suggestions. A listing of the global activities is available from the Hazards website.
See our list of 2013 WMD activities to find out what's happening in your area. If you are organising an event for Workers Memorial Day and would like it displayed on these pages, then please email through the details to email@example.com.
The most recent documents available on this subject are:Workers' Memorial Day marked in Bristol
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Every year, two million men and women die worldwide as a result of work-related injuries and diseases.PDF version available for download
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