Published: Tuesday, 28th April 2020
At 11am, on 28th April - International Workers’ Memorial Day - we will be observing a minute’s silence to remember the health, care, transport and other key workers who have died from coronavirus.
The borough council will be observing this silence and we hope that we can all join this call for a collective moment of respect.
International Workers’ Memorial Day is when we ‘remember the dead and fight for the living’. This is even more important in the midst of a pandemic that has killed thousands of workers in the UK.
The General Secretary of UNISON, Dave Prentis, has this message: "Thousands of key staff are on the frontline while the rest of us are in lockdown. That’s why we’ve issued this call for the whole country to take part and remember the sacrifices they’ve made. The best tribute we can all pay them is to stay inside to protect the NHS. The minute’s silence is a thank you to all the workers including nurses, midwives, cleaners and care staff who’ve died from this devastating virus."
If you can, please do join in with a minute's silence in tribute at 11am on Tuesday 28 April.