International Workers’ Memorial Day 2021 focuses on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Date: 
Wednesday, 28 April, 2021

workers memorial day 2021International Workers Memorial Day is commemorated each year on 28 April in recognition of those who have lost their lives at work. 

For 2021 the focus is once again on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic as Gerry Cornes, the Council’s Chief Executive explains, “We traditionally hold a commemorative service at the Cadder Pit Memorial Cairn in Bishopbriggs for Workers Memorial day, with representatives of the Council, our Trades Unions and our Community Planning Partners laying wreaths in recognition of all those who have lost their lives in the workplace. 

“Whilst that is yet again not possible this year as a result of the ongoing pandemic, we are still raising awareness of this significant day with our workforce and our wider East Dunbartonshire community.”

The international focus for Workers’ Memorial Day this year is once again remembering all those frontline workers who have lost their lives as a result of this devastating pandemic. 

workers memorial day 2021Mr Cornes added, “In addition to commemorating those who have lost their lives through work it is important to again recognise the significant efforts of our workforce who continue to deliver our vital services throughout this ongoing pandemic.  We will be flying the flags at our Council HQ at half-mast on 28 April and welcome all those that are able to, to join us in the nation-wide one minute silence which has been organised for 12 noon across the UK.”

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