Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, marked International Workers’ Memorial Day with a minute of silence.
Every year, International Workers’ Memorial Day is used to remember the people who have tragically lost their lives at work. It is important that their memory is honoured for the families, friends and communities they have left behind.
This year, Coronavirus has halted the work of many, whilst key workers have continued to go out onto the frontline, risking their lives on behalf of others. Sadly, a number of key workers have died after contracting Coronavirus at work. This International Workers’ Memorial Day, they will be remembered, and thanks will be given for the sacrifice they have made.
For the key workers still out on the frontline, a great debt is owed. The least they deserve is the right equipment to ensure that they are safe at work and to prevent any more senseless losses.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“This International Workers’ Memorial Day, I honoured the heroes who have lost their lives at work with a minute of silence.
“Any death is a tragedy, but to lose a loved one at work is just devastating.
“We must remember the dead and, in their memory, protect the workers they have left behind, especially those fighting for us on the Coronavirus frontline.”