Council marks Workers’ Memorial Day

Mayor Thomas Hogg was joined by Councillor Noreen McClelland, trade union representatives and council staff at the tree planting ceremony to commemorate Workers' Memorial Day. INNT 19-505CON
Mayor Thomas Hogg was joined by Councillor Noreen McClelland, trade union representatives and council staff at the tree planting ceremony to commemorate Workers' Memorial Day. INNT 19-505CON

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day on Tuesday, April 28.

A special tree planting event at Mossley Mill marked the annual international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by work.

Mayor Thomas Hogg hosted the event, which was attended by council members, staff and trade union representatives.

“Today is not only a day of remembrance; it is also an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and to promote campaigns to improve workplace safety for all,” Cllr Hogg commented.

“While Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has not had any fatalities through workplace accidents, other employers throughout the borough have sadly experienced tragic incidents in their workplace.”

The Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance tree was planted at the entrance to Mossley Mill.