STUC event: International Workers’ Memorial Day 2021

The STUC and Scottish Hazards have organised a joint online event to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). This year’s theme is: Health and Safety is a human right – let’s make it a reality.

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) 28 April commemorates those workers.

This year’s event is made even more poignant due to the work-related loss of life due to the COVID Pandemic.

The event will feature speakers from trade unions and the wider health and safety community.

Event date: Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Time: 11am – 12 noon

To attend the online event please register at

Further information is available on the UNISON Scotland website


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