Workers Memorial Day in Gibraltar

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Workers Memorial Day in Gibraltar


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30/04/12


Workers Memorial Day in Gibraltar


Workers and employer’s who have been killed, injured or hurt whilst on the job are being remembered across the world today on International Worker’s Memorial Day.

This year it was commemorated with a ceremony and the uveiling of a plaque in the lobby of the Gibraltar Parliament by the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo.

Started by Canadian Public Service Union (CUPE) , the Canadian Labour Congress declared an annual day of remembrance in 1985 on 28 April which is the anniversary of a comprehensive Workers Compensation Act, passed in 1914. In 1991, the Canadian parliament made 28 April an official Workers’ Mourning Day.

For years WMD events have been organised in Canada and the USA and then worldwide. Hazards Campaigner Tommy Harte, brought WMD to the UK in 1992 as a day to ‘Remember the Dead: Fight for the Living’.

WMD is recognised as a national day in 20 countries now as the
UK made it official in 2010! Argentina, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil,
Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Luxembourg, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain,Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, Ukraine & Venezuela.

In 2001 the ILO, declared 28 April ‘Global Health and Safety Day’

Started by Canadian Public Service Union (CUPE) , the Canadian Labour Congress declared an annual day of remembrance in 1985 on 28 April which is the anniversary of a comprehensive Workers Compensation Act, passed in 1914. In 1991, the Canadian parliament made 28 April an official Workers’ Mourning Day.

For years WMD events have been organised in Canada and the USA and then worldwide.

Hazards Campaigner Tommy Harte, brought WMD to the UK in 1992 as a day to ‘Remember the Dead: Fight for the Living’. WMD is recognised as a national day in 20 countries now as the UK made it official in 2010 Argentina, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Luxembourg, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain,Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, Ukraine and
Venezuela.

In 2001 the ILO, declared 28 April ‘Global Health and Safety Day’

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