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Remembering the dead

Remembering the dead
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New Zealand

Workers' Memorial Day services will be held around the country this Sunday (April 28) to remember those who have died in workplace accidents.

Forest workers who have died on the job will be the focus of this year's Auckland service, in the Maritime Club at 68 Anzac Ave in the central city. The Council of Trade Unions is hoping for a big public turnout at the midday commemoration, which aims to draw attention to the New Zealand forest industry's high accident rate.

Other services are planned for:

  • Christchurch, in the reserve behind the Science Alive building site, from 11.30am.
  • Dunedin, at the memorial garden in Princes St South, from 11.50am.
  • Lower Hutt, in the workshop memorial garden, Elizabeth St, from 11.50am,
  • Port Napier, by the memorial wall at the eastern entrance, from 10am,
  • Hamilton, at the Te Rapa rail depot, from midday, and
  • Mt Maunganui, at the Rata St gatehouse, from 11.30am.

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union has asked for all trains to stop at midday for one minute to honour the industry's dead, and at the Lower Hutt commemoration Hazel Armstrong will launch a new book chronicling the history of rail safety in New Zealand.

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Rail and Maritime Transport Union; Council of Trade Unions
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