200 in silent march to Parliament for Workers’ Memorial Day


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Scoop report and photos by Anne Russell
Approximately 200 people attended a silent march to Parliament today to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day. The international day is a memorial to those who have died in their workplace. In New Zealand, 51 people were killed at their workplaces last year.

Speakers at Parliament included two union representatives, two MPs and the mother of a forestry worker killed last December. They called for greater regulation of workplaces, accountability for the dangerous conditions in the forestry and maritime industries, and opposed legislation to cut worker rights such as tea breaks.

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Helen Kelly of the NZCTU.

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Leslie Kidd, mother of killed forestry worker Lincoln Kidd.

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Denise Roche, Greens spokesperson for industrial relations.

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Darien Fenton, Labour Party associate spokesperson for labour.

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