News from CTU
The NZ Council of Trade Unions has organised three major events for International Workers Memorial Day – April 28.
On Monday morning (which is Workers Memorial Day) there will be street collectors in the Wellington CDB and selected locations in Auckland and Hawkes Bay seeking donations to support the Workers Memorial Fund – a new initiative being promoted by the CTU to help the families of employees killed at work to participate in coronial inquests, consider health and safety private prosecutions, and ensure their voices are heard in the aftermath of a fatal workplace accident.
At noon on Monday a memorial procession will depart from the Railway Station in Wellington heading to Parliament Grounds, to raise awareness of New Zealand’s workplace death toll.
The procession will gather outside the Station on Bunny Street around noon and walk silently to Parliament Grounds. At Parliament there will be speeches and music.
Some of the families who have lost loved ones working in the forest will be there as, we hope, will everyone who wants to raise awareness of New Zealand’s horrific workplace death toll.
On Sunday there was a memorial service to remember those who have been killed working in the New Zealand forestry industry. Over 100 family members who who have lost loved ones, from across the country, travelled to Wellington to attend.