Workers Memorial Day 28th April Events

Cardiff – Workers’ Memorial Day / Caerdydd – Diwrnod Cofiant y Gweithwyr
Friday 28 April, 10:00
Wales’ National Workers’ Memorial Day event
Unite House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9SD, United Kingdom

Join us for refreshments followed by a short ceremony to lay wreaths at the National Workers’ Memorial Stone with dignitaries including trade union leaders.

London Building Worker International Workers’ Memorial Day rally
Friday 28 April, 10:30
Building Workers Statue, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DR (Nearest tube Tower Hill)
Further details contact: Mark Soave 07894 414599

Wreaths are laid here each year on April 28, International Workers Memorial Day, and a two minute silence is observed in memory of those who have suffered fatal injuries in accidents at work.

Manchester Workers Memorial Day Event
Friday 28 April, from 11:45
Abraham Lincoln Statue, Manchester, England, M2 5LF

Meeting at Lincoln Square at 11.45am. Music with Claire Mooney, speakers from the trade union and labour movement, street theatre, reading of names and laying of wreaths followed by refreshments and reflection at the Peoples History Museum.

Coventry Trades Union Council event
28 April, 12:00-13:00
Coventry Cathedral Ruins, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5RN

Remember the dead and fighting for the living. Invited speakers include Frank Keogh, Unite; Amanda Gearing, GMB; Amazon worker; and other union speakers. Please stand with us. More details email Coventry TUC.

JLR Worker’s Memorial Day, Solihull
28 April, 12:00
Brueton Garden Solihull, Please note it is not the park, but the garden across from O’Neill’s, Solihull, England, B91 3EN

The event will start at noon on the 28 April, there will be a number of speakers from JLR works’ committee and safety committee.

Worker’s Memorial Day, Birmingham
28 April, 12:30
St Phillips Cathedral (in the grounds) Colmore Row, B3 2QB in Birmingham City Centre

The event will start at 12.30 on 28 April, there will be a number of speakers including Annemarie Kilcline West Midlands regional secretary from Unite, and Families Against Corporate Killing. Banners and wreaths welcome. 

Sheffield TUC International Workers Memorial Day event
Friday 28 April, from 12:30-13:15
Pinstone Street, Sheffield Town Hall, Sheffield, England, S1 2HH

Wreath-laying ceremony and speeches by the memorial tree outside Sheffield Town Hall.

South Kirkby and Moorthorpe town council commemoration
Friday 28 April, 18:30 onwards
Address: The Grove, Stockingate, South Kirkby, WF9 3QF

South Kirkby and Moorthorpe town council commemorate IWMD annually. This is an old mining area with the ceremony including the laying of wreaths at the miners’ statue dedicated to workers killed in the local pits. This year a plaque to David Jones a local lad killed on the picket line in the miners’ strike is being unveiled. Speakers include local MP Jon Trickett. After this the organisers are holding an event with a band and free food and people are encouraged to bring their banners.
Further details contact: Charlie Robinson 07841 202344

Preston Workers Memorial Day event
Saturday 29 April 11:45-13:30
Preston Flag Market, 4 Cheapside, Preston, England, PR1 2AP

Meet on the Preston Flag market at 11.45 – there will be a welcome from the mayor, speakers from the local trade union and labour movement, a march to the Corn Exchange statue, the laying of wreaths, and then refreshments.