Wreath laying ceremony and speeches
outside Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street
1230hrs Thursday 28th April 2016

A Minute’s Silence
“Remember the Dead – Fight  for the Living”
(will be called by Bob Jeffery, STUC President )

This is an internationally recognised event with similar activities taking place in towns and cities all around the globe. The purpose of the event is to:

 “Remember the Dead – Fight  for the Living”

“Each year, thousands of workers experience serious accidents at work causing injuries which can and often do lead to permanent disability” said Martin Mayer STUC Secretary. “Worse still, far too many workers die – either immediately or in some cases years afterwards following long periods of pain and suffering.”

 “It doesn’t have to be this way” added Martin Mayer. “We need safer workplaces; proper and effective Health and Safety legislation; and trained and qualified Trade Union Health and Safety Representatives” he said. Safe workplaces are invariably more productive ones – but all too often employers are resisting trade union organisation and trying to prevent trade unions taking up vital issues like health and safety.

 This event is also a positive one – recognising the vital role that trade unions play in the workplace, ensuring workers have a safe and healthy working environment. “We want workers to go to work confident that they will be safe – to come home again each day safely!” added Martin Mayer