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Every week in New Zealand 17 workers are killed as a consequence of work.

Every 15 minutes, a worker suffers an injury that requires more than a week off work.

Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April commemorates those working people killed and injured at work.

Workers’ Memorial Day is an international trade union movement that honours working people killed and injured because of their work. We honour all workers, and their whanau, who have been impacted by workplace accidents, illnesses, and injuries in the last year.

Workers’ Memorial Day is also a call for protecting and improving the systems intended to keep workers safe and healthy at work.

In New Zealand, the number of workplace injuries, fatalities, and deaths from work-related health remain unacceptably high. Every week 17 workers are killed as a consequence of their work, every 15 minutes a worker suffers an injury that requires more than week off work.

Every one of these incidents are preventable.

Workers’ Memorial Day Events 2024

Unions will be hosting #IWMD events across the motu, find one near you:
Let us know if you’ll be hosting an event.

Location Date Details  
Wellington  Sunday 28 April
VENUE: Workers’ Memorial Stone – Te Papa Waterfront,
followed by a gathering at Shed 22     
Facebook event page
Manawatu  Monday 29 April 2024 
VENUE: Workers’ Memorial, Memorial Park,
Fitzroy St entrance  
Otago   Sunday 28 April
VENUE: Workers’ Memorial in Princes St,
followed by a cuppa at the Masonic Centre.    
Christchurch Sunday 28 April
VENUE: Memorial Gardens, Between Pilgrim Pl and Gasson St, Sydenham

Get involved

Unable to make it to an event but still want to get involved?

Use the opportunity to hold a small event at work with a moments silence, a discussion of the importance of good health and safety in your workplace, and why now, more than ever, it’s crucial that we protect workers’ rights to safe and healthy work.


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Unlike other countries, Aotearoa New Zealand doesn’t have corporate manslaughter laws.

This needs to change. This is how you can help make the change we need to ensure everyone gets home from work.

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