Mayor and MP lead the Wigan commemorations on Workers' Memorial Day

The Mayor of Wigan and the town’s MP were among the dignitaries to attend the 10th annual International Workers’ Memorial Day.
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Coun Yvonne Klieve, Lisa Nandy and other politicians, dignitaries and members of the community attended the ceremony around the memorial tree and plaque in Mesnes Park, Wigan.

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Around the world similar ceremonies were held in remembrance of workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work.

The day is seen as an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health.