International Workers’ Memorial Day has Coronavirus (COVID-19) focus for 2020

Monday, 27 April, 2020


International Workers Memorial Day is commemorated each year on 28 April in workers memorial dayrecognition of those who have lost their lives at work.  This year the focus is very much on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic as the Council’s Joint Leaders explain.

Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody said, “We traditionally hold a commemorative service at the Cadder Pit Memorial Cairn in Bishopbriggs, 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 not possible this year as a result of the measures in place to manage and stop the spread of coronavirus, we are still raising awareness of this significant day with our workforce and our wider East Dunbartonshire community.” 

Joint Council Leader Andrew Polson added, “The international focus for Workers’ Memorial Day this year is understandably on coronavirus.  With our local, national and international colleagues we will be remembering all those frontline workers who have lost their lives as a result of this devastating pandemic.  We also recognise the significant efforts of our workforce, supporting the delivery of key services in this most challenging of times.  We welcome all those that are able to, to join us in the one minute silence which has been organised for 11am across the UK.”

There will be a one minute silence across the UK on Tuesday 28 April at 11am, in recognition of all those who have lost their lives to coronavirus (Covid-19) while delivering key services to combat the global pandemic.

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