International Workers' Memorial Day 2018

International Workers’ Memorial Day will be marked by the University.

Confirmed speakers so far are the Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands, Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn and Quaker Chaplain Robin Fishwick.

A representative from Wellbeing, Safety and Health will also address the Unite-led event, held on the steps of the University Union from 12.30pm on 27 April.

The day remembers and commemorates everyone who has been killed and injured at work across the world in the past year. The University event is staged on the nearest working day to the official date (28 April). All staff, students and visitors are welcome to attend.

Following the speeches, there will be a prayer, with a one-minute silence held at 1pm. Attendees will then be invited to walk to St George’s field to place wreaths by the Workers’ Memorial Tree. This was planted with the help of the University and has purple and white crocuses surrounding it – purple representing dignity and white representing forgiveness.

Contact Unite Health and Safety officer, Beverley Merry, on 0113 3433054 or via for further information.

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