International Workers Memorial Day 2017

Everyone should be aware of the importance attached to health, safety and wellbeing across the Council.  It’s a standing item on the agenda for my meetings with the Trades Union representatives and renewed focus will be given this year to all our efforts in this regard as actions in relation to it will feature in each of the service improvement plans currently in development.

International Workers Memorial Day is marked across the globe on 28th April each year.  It aims to ensure that those who have died, been injured, or made ill by their work are not forgotten and in addition it’s about ensuring that this tragic loss and suffering are used to reinvigorate the campaign for healthier and safer work.

For the Council this year, teh following events will be taking place

  • Kittybrewster – 8.00 am – a toolbox talk will take place in the canteen on the importance of health and safety with presentations given by John Quinn, Head of Service for Land and Property Assets and a Trades Union representative
  • Duthie Park – 9.30 am at The Mound – a flag lowering and wreath laying ceremony with representatives from the Council and the Trades Unions who represent Council employees.
  • All Aberdeen City Council buildings – 11.00 am – a one minute silence will be observed.
  • Persley Walled Garden, Bridge of Don- Gathering at 12.30 pm for a Service at 1.00 pm – ATUC delegates and friends are invited to the annual Workers’ Memorial Service.