Every year the world unites on 28th April to observe Workers’ Memorial Day. In previous years there have been events, vigils and silences to mark the day and to remember all those who have lost their lives due to work.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans have changed however, people all over the world are still marking the day and remembering those who have sadly died.
Stop the Pandemic in the Workplace
The theme of this year’s day is ‘Stop the Pandemic in the Workplace’. There are so many workers now putting themselves on the front line to fight coronavirus that this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day is more poignant than ever.
Here at Asbestos Justice we are extremely fortunate that we are able to carry on working from the safety of our homes. Today we will be thinking of those who cannot work from home, especially those working in the medical field who may not have the proper personal protective equipment. We are eternally grateful for their hard work in such difficult circumstances.
Remembering those who have lost their fight
We will also be remembering all of our clients who sadly lost their fight with their asbestos disease, including those with mesothelioma. While we think of clients and remember those who have sadly passed away throughout the year, today focuses our minds and reinforces our view that more needs to be done to ensure the safety of all workers.
Virtual events happening worldwide
Whilst we are all staying home to stop the spread, there are virtual events happening today so you can join in with Worker’s Memorial Day safely. At 11am today, we took part in a minute’s silence to remember the dead and fight for the living. There are also various video calls happening through organisations such as TUC and events in Liverpool are being streamed live on https://www.unionsafety.eu/.
We’re here to help
We hope that everyone is able to stay safe and would like to remind you that we are here to offer any advice needed, if you are worried about an asbestos disease.
If you require assistance in pursuing an asbestos compensation claim for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease then please contact us today on our freephone number 0800 038 6767. Alternatively, head over to the ‘Contact Us’ page, complete the form and we will be in touch.