Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day 2022

The Hazards Campaign has produced a wide selection of resources to help  you mark International Workers’ Memorial Day effectively and visually including ribbons, car stickers, posters, bags, fabric face masks and t-shirts.

Download the order form here

The Hazards 2022 briefing The Whole Story is available here

Below is the poster – other resources can be viewed in the order form.


Workers’ Memorial Day 2021

As in 2020, normal public events for April 28th won’t be possible. The event went online to great success – with more participation globally than ever before. In 2021 similar online activities will be taking place across the UK and abroad.

The Hazards Campaign has published a comprehensive briefing document and also  an order form where you can get your IWMD materials including ribbons, stickers, bags and face masks.


Workers’ Memorial Day 2020

Normal public events for April 28th won’t be possible because of measures to contain Coronavirus/Covid-19. But marking International Workers’ Memorial Day has never been more important for workers’ lives and health and those of our families and communities.

Some workplace events may still go ahead but we are taking #IWMD20 online, developing a social media campaign that we want everyone to join in.

This will keep the day and its perennial aims on the public and political agenda with the twin slogans to ‘Remember the Dead and Fight for the Living’.

This year’s international theme has been changed by ITUC to ‘Stop the Pandemic at work’. The Hazards Campaign is going ahead with: ‘Unions fighting for hearts and minds’ incorporating the fight against Coronavirus.

Hazards Campaign – Final briefing and call to action document

  1. WINDOW DISPLAYS Put up a Heartbroken poster – order or print one off- make a window display! See below.
  2. POST SELFIES Post a selfie with Heartbroken poster, or your window poster display, add a message, post on social media #IWMD20 or send to us
  3. ORGANISE A MEETING Organise a meeting – on-line or in the workplace if it can be done safely.
  4. USE OUR FIGURES NOT HSE’S Use ‘The Whole Story’ on death caused by work not HSE partial statistics [Updated April 2020]
  5. MAPPING ACTION Mapping #IWMD20: tell us what you are doing and about workers memorials near you and we will map them.
  6. CAMPAIGN ON SOCIAL MEDIA Create a huge wave of #IWMD20 tweets and posts on social media – download sample graphics here
  7. HAZARDS FILM Watch and send out the Hazards Campaign Film for #IWMD20 ‘Fighting for Hearts and Minds – forthcoming.
  8. LIGHT A CANDLE Light a candle in the window on 28th at 9pm to remember all workers killed by #COVID and other work hazards – but be safe.
  9. MEMORIALS ONLINE Online memorials—post photos and details of those killed at and by work to us or direct to Twitter and Facebook.
  10. GLOBAL SOLIDARITY Use the #IWMD20 for national and international solidarity with our union colleagues all across the world. And check out the ITUC/Hazards magazine global hub for international activities.

Resources to print out for your window display 

Workers’ Memorial Day 2019

FACK statement on International Workers’ Memorial Day

Hazards Campaign WMD 2019 posters can be ordered here

Hazards Campaign Dangerous substances briefing

Hazards Campaign Workers’ Memorial Day resources order form

Hazards Campaign briefing for organisers

TUC Workers’ Memorial Day 2019 events listing. Find out what’s happening worldwide on International Workers’ Memorial Day

The whole story: Work-related injuries, illness and deaths Hazards Campaign Briefing [Updated March 2019]

Workers’ Memorial Day 2018

TUC Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 events listing. Find out what’s happening worldwide on International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Hazards Campaign Workers’ Memorial Day resources.

ITUC briefing  Unions are organising for safer, healthier, decent work

Posters from the Hazards Campaign


Click on the image below to view over a decade’s worth of
Hazards Campaign commissioned Workers’ Memorial Day posters

Workers' Memorial Day posters

Workers’ Memorial Day 2017

TUC Workers’ Memorial Day 2017 events listing. Find out what’s happening worldwide on International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Get your resources for IWMD17
Order posters, forget-me-knot ribbons and other 28 April resources from the Hazards Campaign, tel: 0161 636 7557; email:
Purple Forget me Knot ribbons:2017 WMD ribbon order form
Two Free #IWMD17 Posters
Face it. We are all sickened by inequality at work, editorial by ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow, April 2017.
Unsafe and unfair – discrimination on the job hurts us all, ITUC briefing for, 28 April 2017.

Workers’ Memorial Day 2016

International updates and events listings from  ITUC and Hazards magazine

National updates and comprehensive events listings from TUC 

Workers’ Memorial Day – this year, it’s the law
Hazards Campaign blog entry, 5 February 2016

News and updates from the Hazards Campaign

Workers’ Memorial Day 2015

International updates and events listings from  ITUC and Hazards magazine National updates and events listings from TUC  News and updates from the Hazards Campaign

Workers’ Memorial Day 2014 

TUC is publishing a comprehensive list of events around  the UK.


Get kitted out with Hazards Campaign ribbons, posters, lapel/stationery stickerswindow stickers and ‘We didn’t vote to die at work’ t-shirts – the perfect attire for a 28 April event. For further information email the Hazards Campaign or phone 0161 636 7557.

If you want updates on what is going on worldwide on 28 April – the globe’s largest health and safety event – have a look at the ITUC/Hazards Workers’ Memorial Day worldwide list of events and resources

Workers’ Memorial Day Hazards Campaign resources

It’s not a secret, TELL PEOPLE about it!! Tell:
your members
your family
your friends
anyone you meet, and
don’t forget your employer

Workers Memorial Day is on the 28th April every year.

This is OUR day, a day when workers and our families and our trade unions,  focus on health and safety at work, both in our workplaces, and at events locally, nationally, and worldwide. This year more than ever we need to fight for our lives as the recession caused by a greedy, globalised financial system acting out of control under government deregulated, light touch regulation, has caused global meltdown and threatens to make our health and safety an even lower priority.

Attend one of the local events or organise one yourself. If you cannot attend an event try to do something in your workplace – and at very least put up posters, wear a forget me knot ribbon and hold a one minutes silence at noon  and tell everyone about it!

Every year there are thousands of events across the world on WMD attended by millions of people.  There are hundreds in the UK.

The point of the Day is two fold:

to Remember the Dead and also to Fight for the Living

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