International Workers Memorial Day 2018 events throughout Southern Region

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GMB commemorate International Workers Memorial Day 2018. “It is a day to remember the dead and to fight like hell for the living,” says GMB Southern

GMB, the general workers’ union, will be commemorating International Workers Memorial Day at a number of events in the South East.

International Workers Memorial Day on Saturday 28th April is to remember the workers killed or injured at work and to step up efforts to prevent others being killed or injured in the future.

Workers Memorial Day is commemorated throughout the world and is officially recognised by the UK Government.

Details of events within Southern Region are:

Bournemouth — Commemoration event

11:00 AM -11:30 AM

Saturday 28 April

Poole Park War Memorial,

Parkstone Road,

Bournemouth BH15 2PD


Eastbourne — Street Stall

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Saturday 28 April

Eastbourne Town Centre

Bankers' Corner

Terminus Road

Eastbourne BN21 3DH


Portsmouth — Commemoration event


Saturday 28 April

Workers Memorial Monument

Victoria Park

Anglesea Road

Portsmouth PO1 2BG


Rochester — Workers Memorial Day Service

11:45 AM

 Monday 30 April

Rochester Castle Gardens

Rochester ME1 1SW


Southampton — Speeches and a minute’s silence

11.30 AM

Saturday 28 April

East Park off East Park Terrace

Southampton SO14 0TB


Swindon — Wreath laying

1:00 PM

Saturday 28 April

Mesothelioma Memorial Garden,

Queens Park,

Swindon SN1 3HW


Paul Maloney, GMB Regional Secretary said: "International Workers Memorial Day is day when workers around the world stop to remember those workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.

"This year, the theme of International Workers' Memorial Day is ‘unionised workplaces are safer workplaces’. At GMB we always have and always will fight for the safety for all workers whoever they are.

"We must also use this day to acknowledge the families of those who have lost their lives through the effects of work, as well as their friends, workmates and their communities who are still suffering these unbearable tragedies.

"It is a day to remember the dead and to fight like hell for the living."


Contact: Michelle Gordon 07866 369 259 or GMB Southern Press Office 07970 114 762