Corby International Workers Memorial Day Commemoration event happened on Saturday the 28th April 2018. We had hoped to hold the event outside beside the Steelworker statue at The Cube, Corby; however the weather got the better of us and the event took place in the Council Chambers inside The Cube.
Workers Memorial Day is an annual event that commemorates the tragic deaths of workers in the workplace, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day. The day is also intended to serve as a rallying cry to:
“remember the dead, but fight for the living”
Each year GMB Northants Community Branch marks the Workers Memorial Day Commemoration with an event in Corby Northants. For 2018 the event will take place on Saturday the 28th April 2018 at 11.00am next to the Steelworker Statue in Corby town centre
***We hope to hold the event outside by the Steel Workers Statue, but if it is raining, we will be in the Council Chamber inside The Cube.***
Speakers at the event will include:
The Corby Workers Memorial Day Commemorations went very well on the 29th April 2017, with speeches from Gordon Glassford, John McGhee, Ron Mendel, Bert Schouwenburg and Andy Sawford plus a donation presentation to June Hancock Mesothelioma Fund of £1525 and music from Gordons Volunteer Band
Here are some pictures of the event
The original plinth laid in 1993 in Coronation Park in Corby. This was where we used to meet to commemorate Workers Memorial Day. We now meet at the Steelworker statue by the Cube in Corby Town Centre. This years event will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 11.00am, more #IWMD Corby Event details here
Below are the summary minutes of the GMB Northants Community Branch meeting which took place on the 26th October in Corby
You can download the minutes in PDF format to print here
GMB Northants marked Workers Memorial Day (WMD) 2016 with an event by the Steelworker Statue outside The Cube in Corby on the 30th April 2016. Here are some photos of the event which included speaches from Tom Beattie -Leader of Corby Borough Council, Lee Barron - Secretary Midlands TUC, Bianca Todd - Ron Todd Foundation and Gordon Glassford - GMB Northants Branch Secretary
GMB NORTHANTS COMMUNITY BRANCH
INVITES YOU TO JOIN US IN COMMEMORATING
SATURDAY 30th APRIL
REMEMBER THE DEAD
FIGHT FOR THE LIVING
JAMES ASHWORTH VC SQUARE
OUTSIDE THE CUBE
TOM BEATTIE, LEADER OF CORBY BOROUGH COUNCIL
LEE BARRON, SECRETARY MIDLANDS TUC
BIANCA TODD, RON TODD FOUNDATION
FOLLOWED BY A LIGHT BUFFET
WE WILL BE ENTERTAINED BY GORDONS VOLUNTEER BAND
GMB Northants Community Branch
Secretary: Gordon Glassford, Corby, Northants, NN17 2LL
Summary of the branch meeting held on 24.02.16
The minutes of the last meeting were agreed to be a true record.
It was agreed to make a donation to the Jam Detached Youth Work Initiative in Corby
The secretary has started the arrangement for this year’s Workers Memorial Day event. Letters have gone to various unions for support. Tom Beattie will speak, a request has gone to Labour Behind the Label to provide a speaker. Youth Brass 2000 have been asked if they could do a turn.
A cheque had been presented to the Corby Food Bank at a cake sale to raise funds. Debbie said that £600 had been raised which is excellent and she passed on their thanks to the branch.. It was agreed that the branch should support the other food banks in the county. It was agreed that we donate £50 per quarter to each food bank by standing order. There are eight food banks.
Branch finances remain healthy
Traffic on the website is improving.
Management at Kier in Corby seem to be sure that they will get a year’s extension on the current contract. There are lots of grievances and a couple of disciplinary being processed at the moment. Rachelle said that she is spending a lot of her time on site.
The meeting closed at 7.50pm.
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The summary minutes of the GMB Northants Community Branch Meeting that took place on Wednesday the 27th January 2016 in Corby are below. You can also download GMB Northants Summary Minutes here
Every year GMB Northants Branch commemorates Workers Memorial Day in Corby.
This year we will be holding it on Saturday April 30th 2016 at 11.00am next to the steelworker statue in Corby town centre or in the Corby Cube if the weather is bad.
We have speakers and invite other unions to attend. We also present a cheque to the Mesothelioma Research Fund which does a lot of good work helping those who have contacted this killer disease, usually caused by breathing asbestos at work, and funding research into a cure. We raised over £1000 for the fund last year and over the past few years we raised over £11000.
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