Bristol Trades Council stood shoulder to shoulder with workers and colleagues in GMB Wales & South West, PCS South West regional group, RMT Bristol Branch, Unite Bristol Area Community Branch 001500 , Thompsons Solicitors, TUC South West, the NUJ, USDAW, Unite Retired Branch, the £15 now campaign and other activists for Workers Memorial Day on Thursday 28 April, mourning our colleagues who have died in work or due to a workplace injury,
Moving speeches about those who have lost their lives due to workplace negligence were shared, along with the wreath-laying.
But why should we, the workers, be made to pay for lack of safety and protection at work?
We must mourn those who have died, but to really honour their legacy, we must agitate, organise and build the trade union movement so it protects all future generations of workers from harm.
It’s great to hear that the Trades Council marked Workers Memorial Day. Perhaps every branch of local unions should do likewise in workplaces, perhaps during lunch breaks.