Remember COVID-19 dead this International Workers’ Memorial Day

Residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area are today (Tuesday) being encouraged to join a minute’s silence at 11am to remember NHS staff and other workers who have died during the Coronavirus pandemic.

International Workers Memorial Day is observed each year on this day, partly to commemorate workers who have died doing their jobs, and also as a means to campaign for better health and safety at work.
The TUC’s local spokesman says: “For International Workers’ Memorial Day, the TUC will be encouraging people to observe the on minute’s silence in memory of all workers who have died of coronavirus and of other workplace hazards.”
“It will be a moment to pay tribute to the sacrifice made of so many workers during the pandemic, to remember those who’ve sadly lost their lives, and to thank all those who continue to do vital work at great risk.”
“This year the day takes on a different more immediate tone. Every day recently we are told about NHS staff who have died, and the media is full of reports about PPE. The current pandemic has changed many people’s outlook.”

“The initiative is supported by the government, and reps may wish to request employers grant workers a minute to cease work.”

“For International Workers’ Memorial Day, the TUC will be encouraging people to observe the on minute’s silence in memory of all workers who have died of coronavirus and of other workplace hazards.”

“It will be a moment to pay tribute to the sacrifice made of so many workers during the pandemic, to remember those who’ve sadly lost their lives, and to thank all those who continue to do vital work at great risk.”

 

 
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