Scottish Labour MSP Neil Findlay has called upon people to keep workers in our thoughts today (28th April 2020) on International Workers Memorial Day amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
In previous years, people have gathered at memorial services across the country, and indeed the world, to remember those workers who have lost their lives or suffered an occupational injury or illness. This year, as a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis, we will be unable to carry out our act of remembrance as normal.
MSP Neil Findlay is encouraging people, however, to stop for a minute silence at 11am.
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“Today is International Workers Memorial Day when we pledge to ‘Mourn the Dead and Fight for the Living’. Every year we gather at the memorial in Bathgate alongside Trade Unions and families of those who have lost their lives, been injured or made sick through their work.
“This year we cannot hold the ceremony but at 11am I urge you to stop for a minutes silence and have in your mind all the front line workers who have lost their lives or been made ill through Coronavirus.
“Please join a Trade union today as this is the best way to ensure your workplace is a safe place to work