Unions honour memory of those taken by workplace illness and injury

Unions NSW

Trade unionists around the world are today pausing to honour the memory of those lost to workplace injury and illness.

International Day of Mourning is an annual event honouring the memory of those who have lost their lives due to workplace illness or injury. It will be held at Reflection Park in Darling Harbour from 11:45 today and live-streamed.

“Too many families have suffered the trauma of a loved one not coming home from work or contracting a fatal illness due to theit job. These are tragedies that echo through the decades and are, in many cases, preventable,” said Mark Morey, Secretary of Unions NSW.

“The labour movement, here and abroad, campaigns relentlessly for better laws and safer workplaces. Every worker deserves to come home safe and well.

“Our city and State have been rocked by senseless violence in the past month. We honour all those who have risked their own health and well being to protect the public, and recognise Bondi Westfield security guar, Faraz Tahir, who was tragically killed in the attack.”

/Public Release.