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Date set for Workers’ Memorial Day service in Hartlepool

A service to mark Workers Memorial Day was held at Christchurch in Hartlepool last year

A service to mark Workers Memorial Day was held at Christchurch in Hartlepool last year

EMPLOYEES who have died or been injured in the workplace will be remembered at a poignant service after the arrangements were confirmed.

The Workers’ Memorial Day service will take place on Monday, April 28, at 12.30pm, at Christ Church Tourist Information Centre and Art Gallery, in Church Square, Hartlepool.

Everybody is welcome and guest speakers include Roy Rickhuss, general secretary, Community, Heather Wakefield, head of Local Government, UNISON and Trevor Burden with special guest, Stephen Hughes MEP.

The plans will be discussed by Hartlepool Borough Council’s finance and policy committee this week.

A report by Edwin Jeffries, secretary of Hartlepool Joint Trades Union committee, said: “The service is especially open to all family, friends, colleagues who wish to remember loved ones who have died or been injured, or made ill through their work.”

There are also plans for a minute’s silence in council buildings at 12.30pm on Monday, April 28, and for flags to be lowered. Last year, 150 people attended the poignant service, including civic leaders and town MP Iain Wright.

The committee meets on Thursday, February 27, at the Civic Centre at 2pm.

 

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