International Workers Memorial Day 2017


International Workers’ Memorial Day was observed on 28 April 2017 at the National Workers Memorial by the lake.

Three to four people died at work every week across Australia in 2016. Most of these tragic deaths were preventable.

ACT Work Safety Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith and CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor were among those who spoke at the commemoration.

“Mourn the dead. Fight like hell for the living.”