Here is a message about Workers Memorial Day from our friends at the Trades Council
Please see below details of this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day event at St Thomas Church, County Durham, supported by County Durham Trades Union Council (CDTUC). All welcome – please pass the details on to anyone else who might be interested:
Bishop of Durham to lead Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at the church of St Thomas, Stanley Crook
On Tuesday, 28 April 2015 a remembrance event, to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day, will be held at the church of St Thomas, Stanley Crook.
The ceremony will be led by The Rt. Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, and will include the following special guest speakers:
– Professor Huw Beynon, Director of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research (WISERD) and Honorary Fellow at Durham University
This event is organised and supported by County Durham Trades Union Council (CDTUC), FACK and the Durham Mining Communities Banner Groups Association every year, on International Workers’ Memorial Day, to remember those employees, who have died through industrial accident, or disease, or made ill through their work.
County Durham Trades Union Council would like to extend an invitation to all members of the public to join them, alongside family, friends and colleagues, who will be remembering loved ones, who have either died, been injured, or made ill through their work.
“Work is an important aspect of being human. Well being at work therefore matters too. Sadly many die in their place of work across the world because of unhealthy conditions and lack of care.
I am pleased to be sharing in this service which remembers those who have died because of their work; and to keep high on our agenda the importance of the best working conditions for all.”
Time: 7pm at St Thomas Church
Venue: Stanley Crook, near Crook, Co Durham DL15 9RY