Workers Memorial Day – mourn for the dead and fight for the living!

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Here is a link to the CTU Workers Memorial Day event in Auckland on 28 April.  We will be bringing together families that have lost loved ones in the Forestry Industry to tell their stories and call for change.  I hope some of you can make it!

Workers Memorial Day 2013

4 comments on “Workers Memorial Day – mourn for the dead and fight for the living!”

  1. karol 1

    Thanks, Helen.

    Very good interview on RNZ this morning, and important to hold business bosses to account for not protecting the health and safety of their workers.

    I work on Sundays, so can’t make the memorial. I will be thinking of those who have lost people while working in the Forestry Industry.

  2. Te Reo Putake 2

    I just got an email that mentions the Palmy one for those in the central North Island:

    It’s also Sunday 28th April, at Memorial Park, from 1.30 – 2.30. Guest speakers include MP Andrew Little.

    Big ups to Unions Manawatu who organise this. They have convinced the Palmy council to dedicate part of the park to workers and there is now a permanent memorial to those who are killed and injured in NZ industry.

    They also organise the epic May Day Concert each year, which is a fantastic, vibrant celebration of working class culture, and well supported each year by hundreds of locals who fill the big theatre on Broadway. I’m hoping to be there myself this year, should be an excellent night’s entertainment.

  3. Tom Barker 3

    In the Wellington region, Workers Memorial Day will be marked by the launch of Hazel Armstrong’s new book “Your Life for the Job – NZ rail safety 1974 -2000” at midday on Sunday 28 April at the Kiwirail Hutt Workshops, Elizabeth St, Moera, Lower Hutt. The author and Wayne Butson (General Secretary, Rail and Maritime Transport Union) have agreed that anyone who attends on the day, will get a free book! Otherwise it sells for $15.00. There are other speakers in the line up and a bite to eat and drink afterwards.

  4. ghostrider888 4

    yes, you do not have to be literate, or have a very long memory, to appreciate the shocking toll “real hands-on labour” takes of workers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Shocking.

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