CTU Media Advisory
Sunday April 27 2008
Workers Memorial Day Activities - Monday April 28 2008
Memorial Day is on April 28th each year and is the day when
we “mourn for the dead, but fight for the living”,
drawing attention to the plight of the hundreds of New
Zealand workers who still die every year as a result of
their work. Events are taking place around New Zealand
(and around the world) to mark Workers Memorial Day from
April 28th through to the 3rd of May.
The Prime Minister will be speaking at the event at Hutt workshops on Monday at 3pm (see below).
Auckland Monday 28th April
12pm The Working Women’s Resource Centre invites you to come to the Workers Memorial Garden at Corban Reserve, Henderson to commemorate this day.
Monday 28th April
2pm Unions Waikato will host a commemoration for fallen workers at the American Garden, down at the Hamilton Gardens (off Cobham Drive) A special tribute will be made to the memory of a RMTU member recently killed.
Tauranga/Mt Maunganui Saturday 3rd May
11am at RMTU and MUNZ will host a service commemorating fallen workers at The Seafarers Centre, Hull Rd, Mt Maunganui
Palmerston North Monday 28 April
12:15pm Unions Manawatu have organised an event on the corner of The Square and Coleman Mall.
Wellington Monday 28th
8am Rally on the waterfront near Te Papa and Circa Theatre. Speakers: Ross Wilson ACC Chair, Carol Beaumont NZCTU Secretary
Hutt Valley Monday 28th April
2pm start, speakers at 3pm. RMTU will host a service commemorating fallen workers at Hutt Valley Workshops Elizabeth St, Moera Speakers include PM Helen Clark and CTU President, Helen Kelly.
Christchurch Monday 28th
11.30am Science Alive Park, Behind Hoyts 9 Theatre, Moorhouse Ave. Speakers: Darien Fenton MP, Ged O’Connell - EPMU, Jani Yohanson - City Councillor
11.30am CTU Unions Otago is hosting a service at the Market Reserve, Cnr Princess and Manor Place.