Today, Tuesday 28th April 2020 marks International Workers Day, a day to remember the dead and fight for the living. People throughout the country collectively joined in a moment of silence at 11:00 am.
Starting in 1989, the 28th of April was chosen as the date that marks the anniversary of the Ocupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
One part of society that is always close to my heart is the railway industry. Being a member of railways catering staff I feel very strongly that there has to be health and safety in the workplace and the introduction of the act has made it a safer environment for all.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Today, 28th April, is recognised by the global trade union movement as International Workers’ Memorial Day with the slogan “remember the dead fight, for the living”.
“We are taking this plot to both remember and thank our key worker heroes and also fight for workers’ rights today.”
I would like to leave you with this thought…”remember the dead and fight for the living”…