International Workers’ Memorial Day, held on 28 April every year, brings together workers and their representatives from all over the world to remember the dead and fight for the living.
Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority.
Marie said: “It was an honour to speak at the Workers Memorial Day service in St Helens. Our town knows first hand the dangers workers face.
“Worker safety has improved over the years, but one worker killed is one too many. Employers must make their workplaces as safe as possible.”