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International Workers Memorial Day

Apr 20, 2015Loco Express

What if you went to work one day and never came home? Sadly that is the reality for more than 40 Australians who have been killed in workplace accidents this year alone. 

To honour those who have lost their lives due to workplace illness or injury there will be a special memorial service on 28 April at Reflection Park, Sydney  

Please, Show your respect this International Workers Memorial Day by mourning the dead while fighting for the living.
Did you know that International Labour Organisation (ILO) world-wide statistics show:

  • Each year, more than two million men and women die as a result of work-related accidents and disease.
  • Workers suffer approximately 270 million accidents each year, and fall victim to some 160 million incidents of related illnesses.
  • Hazardous substances kill 440,000 workers annually and asbestos claims 100,000 lives.
  • One worker dies every 15 seconds worldwide. 6,000 workers die every day. More people die while at work than those fighting wars.

Join with those who have lost loved ones through workplace illness or injury.

The ceremony will be held at 11:45am for 12:00 noon start on Tuesday 28 April 2015 at Reflection Park, corner Little Pier Street and Harbour Street, Sydney (between the Novotel Rockford Hotel on Darling Harbour and the Sydney Entertainment Centre).

As part of the event, family and friends of loved ones will place memory cards and flowers on the “Memory Lines” sculpture, which was designed as a permanent memorial to men and women killed as a result of work-related accidents and disease.

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