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Trades unions in Thurso and Wick commemorate International Workers Memorial Day


By Gordon Calder

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Attending the social distanced memorial to International Workers Memorial Day are (from left) TWTUC secretary John Deighan, chairman Davie Alexander and member James Higney.
Attending the social distanced memorial to International Workers Memorial Day are (from left) TWTUC secretary John Deighan, chairman Davie Alexander and member James Higney.

Caithness trade union representatives took part in a special event to remember those who have lost their lives at work.

Members of the Thurso and Wick Trade Union Council (TWTUC) participated in the event to commemorate International Workers Memorial Day on April 28.

TWTUC chairman Davie Alexander said: "The Scottish Trades Union Congress requested that Trade Union Councils from all over Scotland, from Shetland Islands to the Scottish Borders, take part in the event.

"The TWTUC joined in the national event which was streamed live on social media and also observed a minute's silence.”

John Deighan, TWTUC branch secretary, commented: “Every worker should come home safe every working day. Union members have fought for generations to ensure that workplaces are safe. This is why on this day every year unions unite to commemorate International Workers Memorial Day.

"This year more than any other, working people have had their lives put at risk. We must remember those that were lost and commit to fighting for safer workplaces everywhere.”


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