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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