2023-08-25 13:09

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Northwest Trade Unions Covid-19 Bereaved Support Group Vigil

Co-ord member Derek Maylor, attended the event at the People’s History Museum, Manchester on 11th March 2023:

A candlelight vigil was held to remember workers who died because of Covid-19 since the pandemic taking took place on the third anniversary of the World Health Organisation declaration that Covid was a pandemic. Families lit candles and held up photographs of work colleagues and loved ones that have passed, some spoke of their ongoing loss.

Image: Vigil attendees

The Northwest has had the most Covid deaths in the country, more than Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales together, and many thousands of workers died because they were exposed to infections because of their job.

Chair of the Hazards Campaign Janet Newsham said: “We want to remind our politicians and authorities that no workers should have died, no worker should have been exposed to infection risks and workers are still facing risks in the workplace every day”.


Image: Canal memorial

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