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International Workers Memorial Day

By UNISON, Apr 27 2020 10:10AM

Online event

International Workers Memorial Day

Tuesday, 28 April 2020



Online Tribute 10.30am

We remember those we have lost. We organise in their memory.


National One Minute Silence 11.00am

A moment remember those who've sadly lost their lives at work over the past year; to pay tribute to the sacrifice of so many workers during the pandemic; and to thank all those who continue to do vital work at great risk.


Activities on the Day

• Attend the 10.30 online ceremony

• Observe the one minute silence

• Attach a purple ‘twibbon’ to your social media profile to mark the day (link)

• Continue to request that council and government buildings across Scotland fly their flags at half-mast or illuminate public buildings with purple lighting



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See Also - International Workers Day Document

1 comments
Apr 29 2020 12:39PM by steven penman

Good afternoon colleagues. It was excellent to see the amazing reaction to International Workers Memorial Day yesterday. Given the superb work currently taking place across Local Authorities and the country, my personal thoughts are that the UNSION Stirling Branch is currently well placed to make a very significant contribution to Start up Stirling, who continue to deliver a life changing service during these very difficult times? As most of us have access to Outlook, and are in many cases working from home, the consent and thoughts of members can be accessed relatively easily. I know everyone will have a particular charity close to their hearts at the moment, but this intervention would represent a fantastic opportunity to enhance a vital community support. Perhaps the other unions can also be part of the initiative? Kind regards Stevie.

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