Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland 2024

Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland 2024

Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland 2024
Congress, along with the Government, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Ibec, the CIF and NISO will collectively mark Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland on 29 April at the national and annual commemorative event to remember people who died, were injured, made ill and bereaved through work-related incidents.

Congress Assistant General Secretary Owen Reidy will be joined by Conor O’Brien, CEO of the Health and Safety Authority, and Minister Neale Richmond TD who will lay a wreath on behalf of the State to remember those workers we have lost.

Speaking ahead of the upcoming Workers’ Memorial Day, NISO President Harry Galvin said that “NISO would like to see a coordinated approach from Government to the whole area of safety with the focus on prevention. This would lead to major savings for the economy as well as a healthier society.”

Please join us to mark this important occasion:

Date:        Monday 29 April 2024
Venue:     Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Time:       Gather from 09.20hrs., event starts at 0.930hrs.–10.30hrs.

In Ireland in the ten-year period between 2014 and 2023, 459 people died in work-related incidents and many thousands more were severely injured or made ill. In 2023 alone, 43 people died in work-related incidents.

These are unacceptable figures which can be reduced through a combined and intensified effort by all concerned. By working together and promoting the practice of safety and health in workplaces throughout Ireland we will achieve a significant drop in these dreadful

What can you and your organisation do to support this initiative?

There are a wide range of initiatives that your organisation can consider including:

  • Get involved in raising awareness by using the official Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland logo on your website, social media activity, presentations, email signatures, displays and in offices and workplaces.
  • Website/Newsletter content
  •  Social media content. For example, take a photo of your activity or event and share it on social media. Please use the hashtag #WorkersMemorialDay and #IWMD24 on any posts and tag relevant organisations.
  • Add an overlay to your union or personal X or Facebook account at https://twibbon.com/Support/workers-memorial-day-11
  • In-house training sessions or a toolbox talk.
  • Guest speaker presentation to staff.
  • Press release to your local/national media marking your event or the day itself.
  • Your own ceremonial event or minute silence to mark the occasion.

View the Workplace Memorial Day Invitation Letter – https://niso.ie/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/WMD-Letter.pdf