Workers’ Memorial Day: ITF comment

Speaking on Workers’ Memorial Day, ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “Workers and their unions come together today not just to remember the injured and dead but also to fight for the living. That fight is renewed every working day, and will be until every workplace is a safe one, and every worker who sets out for work makes it home at the end of the day.”

He concluded: “As we always say, we must remember the dead and fight like hell for the living.”

ITF general secretary Steve Cotton commented: “Far too many workers are still dying in preventable accidents. Transport workers run a daily gamut of risk, on land, at sea and in the air. We are dedicated to putting in place the conditions and standards that protect them. Unions are at the forefront of this struggle and in proposing new models of working – such as safe rates – to win it.”

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Afonso Lemos

980 Days Ago
The right for life is the principal worker´s fight
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