National one minute silence

Published: Friday, 24th April 2020

Each year on 28 April, trade unions around the world unite to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Tribute is made to the many workers who have sadly lost their lives at work, or from work-related injuries and diseases.

It will also be a moment to pay tribute to the sacrifice made of so many workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, to remember those who've sadly lost their lives, and to thank all those who continue to do vital work at great personal risk to fight the virus.

At the Royal Borough of Greenwich, we are also paying our respects and remembering Council employees who sadly passed away during the past year. They are (in alphabetical order):

  • Gillian Dray, Sessional Worker, Schools who passed away in March 2019. Gillian joined the Council in May 2017.
  • Jason Little, Environmental Worker, Housing and Safer Communities who passed away in April 2019. Jason joined the Council in May 2010.
  • Ian McDonald, Gardener, Community Safety and Environment who passed away in July 2019. Ian joined the Council in July 1978.
  • William Pople, Environment Worker, Community Safety and Environment who passed away in April 2019. William joined the Council in October 1988.

So, whether you are a work or at home, please join the Royal Borough of Greenwich in a national one minute silence at 11am on Tuesday 28 April - thank you.

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