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The end of April and beginning of May will see events and marches taking place around the region to commemorate and celebrate May Day and Workers' Memorial Day.

Workers' Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on the 28th of April and is an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.

May Day, or International Workers' Day, is a celebration of the international labour movement. May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries, unfortunately Britain is not one of them (though we do have a bank holiday on the nearest Monday, but even that is under threat from this anti-working class government).

Day of Action on Workers Memorial Day - Saturday 28th April

The TUC is calling on health and safety representatives, trades councils and safety campaigners to make 28th April a day of action to defend health and safety from  the cuts and from the attacks on regulation and enforcement. Our health and our safety is under attack like never before and we must defend it, for our sake and that of future generations.

A leaflet, poster and three information sheets can be downloaded at

Bristol - Saturday 28th April 10:30am

Meet Union Street to walk through Broadmead to the memorial tree and plaque on Castle Green, whilst handing out TUC/Hazards leaflets against the ill-informed cuts in Health and Safety enforcement.

Poole - Saturday 28th April 11:45am

Organised by the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Trades Council. 

11.45am Assemble War Memorial, Poole Park, Poole
12 noon One minute’s silence followed by speeches, leafletting the public and giving out commemorative ribbons


Bridgwater: Tuesday 1st May. Bridgwater Trades Council has arranged a guided walk through scenes from Bridgwater's radical past. Walkers will meet at the Fountain Inn, West Quay, at 6.30pm, and the pace will be leisurely! For more details see Bridgwater TUC

Bristol: Saturday 5th May. SAVE THE NHS Demonstration & Rally, assemble 11am College Green. Organised by Bristol anti-cuts

Dorchester: Sunday 6th May 11am - 6pm. Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland Trades Union Council annual May Day Picnic in Borough Gardens will be a free family friendly event themed around learning at work. There will be a Learning Zone where people can find out more about how unions support training in the workplace as well as trying Digital Photography and other skills. Speakers: Hugh Lanning, Deputy General Secretary of PCS, Carole Vallelly from the South West TUC Women's Committee and Tim Nicholls from the local trades union council.

Exeter: Monday 7th May, march assembles 11:00 on the Cathedral Yard.

Plymouth: Tuesday 1st May, meet at the Guildhall at 17:00 for a march followed by a public meeting.

Stroud: Saturday 28th April 11.15, March from George Street with music, marching and food

Yeovil: Friday 27th April 7pm-11.30pm, Yeovil Labour Club, BA20 1JL. Speakers include Livie Reid and Leslie Mansell from Unite plus live music with The Bag of Rats, Lazibyrd and Hacker Farm. Tickets: £5

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