Local Labour Party members campaigning in the Crewe West by-election took time out from canvassing this evening to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day, which provides the opportunity to reflect on the many people who are killed, seriously injured or made ill whilst at work.
Gathering in Queens Park, the group of activists took a moment of quiet contemplation to consider the importance of Health and Safety in the Workplace and to consider all those impacted by such issues over the years, ranging from the many asbestos-related deaths which occurred in past decades within Crewe’s railway industry to those dedicated health workers affected by the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Connor Naismith, Labour’s candidate for the Crewe West seat on Cheshire East Borough Council commented;
Workers’ Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who have lost their lives at work or due to work-related injury. In a year where many have lost their lives on the front line fighting the pandemic, this is all the more important to commemorate. We must remember them, and we must commit to building a better world of work in their memory going forward.
The Crewe West By Election takes place on May 6th 2021