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) commemorates those workers.
This year, International Workers' Memorial Day will be observed on Monday April 29th.
Every year, all over the world, International Workers' Memorial Day is held on 28 April. Workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and more to mark the day.
As the 28 April is a Sunday, the Victorian Trades Hall Council commemoration event will be held at 10.30am on Monday 29 April.
Monday April 29
Victorian Trades Hall,
Corner Lygon and Victoria st
There will be a small number of speakers, the Trade Union Choir, and those present will be invited to lay flowers at the Memorial Rock. Posters are available from VTHC or the AMWU office in Carlton.
If you are unable to attend we encourage you to hold 2 minutes silence and take a photo and post on Facebook.
We suggest posting the traditional 'boots out' image, with the hashtag #IWMD2019