International Workers Memorial Day

On 28th April every year Trade Unions around the world hold events to remember the dead and fight for the living.In Clackmannanshire Trade Union Officials, Senior Council Officers and Elected Members gather at the memorial stone in front of the Council Headquarters and say a few words to mark the event and to lay wreathes. Unfortunately this year we have had to forgo holding our usual memorial gathering, however we will be marking the event with a minutes silence at 11am for key workers who have lost their lives during Covid-19. A moment to remember those who have sadly lost their lives at work over the past year; to pay tribute to the sacrifice of so many workers during the pandemic; and to thank all those who continue to do vital work at great personal risk.Council members of staff continue to provide crucial public services and have stepped up to help even more people who have become isolated during this difficult time. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of staff for everything that they have done and continue to do during this very difficult time. We would invite everyone to take part in the minutes silence whether they are in their workplace or at home. If you use social media we would also invite you to add a purple twibbon to your profile image for the day.