International Workers Memorial Day: Newcastle
On Thursday 28 April Loco Division Delegates, Divisional Industrial Officer Nicholas Aplin and Loco Division Organiser Assistant Greg Cameron, attended the Hunter Workers International Workers Memorial Day in Newcastle.
The day is observed annually to mourn and remember all lives lost due to work-related incidents or illness. It is an important day for the families who have lost loved ones.
Each year we recommit to ‘Remember the Dead and Fight for the Living’ as we continue to campaign for safer workplaces, stronger laws to protect and defend working people and greater penalties for employers that continue to kill and injure working people.
The Loco Division’s thoughts are always with those whose loved ones passed due to a work-related incident or illness, and we’re always here for you as a strong shoulder to lean on.
Below are some photos taken in Newcastle. The memorial was also covered in the Newcastle Herald, which you can read here.