West Mids left holding Workers Memorial Day event tomorrow

28 April is a key date in the calendar of the Labour movement, marking the international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work. After a year of a global pandemic in which low-paid front-line workers have been among those to suffer the worst impact, Workers Memorial Day is more significant than ever.

The day is an opportunity for the trade union movement to honour fellow workers lost to Covid-19, to thank all key workers and to recommit to the struggles ahead – including helping to secure a proper pay rise for nurses. Unite union left group Unite Unity Left (UUL) is holding an event tomorrow to do just that:

Speakers at the event include:

🔥 Howard Beckett, Unite General Secretary candidate and current assistant general secretary
⚡ Sue Moffat, chair of North Staffs Unite Community
🚀 Dean Smith, Unite convenor of the Birmingham City Council refuse workers
🌈 Mohammed Mumit, event chair

The event starts at 6.30pm tomorrow and can be joined via Facebook here.

To help spread the word, do four things as soon as possible:

1️⃣ Click “Going” on the Facebook event
2️⃣ Invite your Facebook friends to attend and tell them why they should
3️⃣ Share the event on your Facebook page
4️⃣ Forward this article to your friends, family and comrades

See you there.

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  1. On another matter
    The idea that Uncle Festa paid for his flat renovation is laughable
    This is the man who cant afford to pay for his own holidays
    Never mind what he owes the Child Support Agency

  2. Well I for one refuse point-blank to acknowledge anything – Not until de piffle is invited to take part. He is, after all, himself a wan… worker.

    Not only that, but they should drown him in a vat of cowshit show profuse gratitude that he put his life on the line and came close to death in order to get his mates the many thousands of taxpayer funded freebies ventilators…and was so public-sprited that he didn’t even use one himself when ignoring the call of his maker so he could bollocks more things up and feather more nests help others recover, and save the nation from certain disaster – And all through his own hard slog.

    Yes indeed; as the toff himself would say: ‘Operarios orbis terrarum, communione firmatur !!

    …Oh, and I hope they make sure keith gets an ‘honourable’ mention in despatches during the event.

    1. The Toffee
      My 8gnorant guess is something to do with ‘ the prick is not standing on very firm ground’

  3. A bit late, but if you live in London, not the West Midlands, there is at midday today a minute’s silence at midday for International Workers’ Memorial Day at the National Covid Memorial Wall in London. It is made up of 150,000 painted hearts, one for each life lost to coronavirus in the UK. Labour’s Rachel Reeves will join top trade union figures to “walk the wall” with members of bereaved families. .The memorial stretches more than a third of a mile along the South Bank of the River Thames in London, opposite the Palace of Westminster, and just outside St Thomas’ Hospital, so plenty of space for social distancing,

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