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Workers' Memorial Day

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May 2012

Clackmannanshire Council Provost Tina Murphy lead tributes to commemorate International Workers' Memorial Day last Saturday.

Workers' Memorial Day, an international day of remembrance, is for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.

It was an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace accidents and ill health, and to support campaigns that promote improvements in workplace safety.

A memorial was unveiled outside Greenfield House three years ago and this year's commemoration took place at the memorial, where a wreath was by Provost Murphy and Trades Union representative Pamela Robertson of Unison.

Provost Murphy said: "I was glad that so many Union representatives were able to join us on what was an opportunity to highlight and support the campaigns that promote improvements in workplace safety, and to remember those workers killed, disabled or injured.

"But we should bear in mind all of the families and for them it is something never goes away and is on going and not just for one day."

Chief Executive, Elaine McPherson made a short speech followed by a few words by Pamela Robertson, Gordon Banks MP & Keith Brown MSP.

A minutes' silence was observed before the Provost and Mrs Robertson of Unison laid a wreath at the memorial.