April 28: Workers Memorial Day - events around the country

April 28: Workers Memorial Day - events around the country

April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, a day we remember those who have been killed at work. 

This is a particularly apt moment to mark this occasion given that seven people have died in workplace accidents in the past fortnight.

Here is a list of at least some of the events planned for around the country.

Attached is some more detail, by region and industry, of workplace deaths.

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Silent vigil at Parliament by Pike River families concerned at workplace deaths, July 2015

 

 

Time

Location

Organiser

Auckland

12noon - 12.30

Kiwirail Westfield Railway Depot

Railway Lane,

Otahuhu

 

RMTU

Stuart Johnstone

027 246 4961

Palmerston North

12.10pm - 12.50

Workers Memorial, Memorial Park, Fitzroy St entrance  

John Shennan

027 441 8172

Napier

10am

Where -- (weather fine) southern end of the port behind the sea farers mission --   (weather wet) the new operations smoko room (western end of the port). 

 

 

Wellington

12noon

Workers Memorial Rock

Wellington Waterfront, on the sculpture walk between Te Papa and Circa Theatre

 

Paul Tolich

027 593 5595

Hutt Valley

11.30am

KiwiRail Hutt Workshops  (meet at the flagpole)

 

Please RSVP if planning to attend this RMTU event to Myles Carter rmtu.hutt@kiwirail.co.nz 

Christchurch

 

 

11.45am  

At the Memorial Stone, Science Alive Reserve

(Behind where Hoyts 8 Cinema Complex,

Moorhouse Ave used to be - access via Gasson Street only and there is no car parking available on-site)

 

Karena Brown

0275 498 479

Dunedin

11.45am

Otago Workers' Memorial in the Market Reserve, Princes Street, followed by a function at the Masonic Lodge in Manor Place

 

 

Malcolm Deans

021 0566 593

E-mail: unionsotago@gmail.com

 

Dunedin – 27 April DAY BEFORE

5.30pm

Workers Memorial Day Art Exhibition featuring the work of Robyn Haultain. Haultain's work focuses on the ongoing deaths in our forestry industry and the Pike River mining disaster. The exhibition will be in the Dunedin School of Art, main building, room P152.

 

To find the Dunedin School of Art, turn off George Street on to Albany Street and turn left into Riego Street, just before you reach Anzac Avenue. Go to the end of Riego Street and follow the signage to get to the gallery. https://goo.gl/maps/CP98wV53r6D2

 

We ask for a gold coin donation that will go towards the continuing legal expenses of the families of the Pike River miners.

 

Malcolm Deans

021 0566 593

E-mail: unionsotago@gmail.com

 

Invercargill

 

3pm

Invercargill City Council ( Esk street)

 

followed by light refreshments at the Mayors office

RSVP attendance so we have the catering numbers right anna.huffstutler@etu.nz or text 0272097436