Low Pay No Way and Stand Up to Racism Dorset commemorate Workers Memorial Day 2020
Recent figures show that African, Asian and Caribbean people make up one third of Covid-19 patients in intensive care in the UK, two-thirds of NHS staff who have died – and account for all the doctors who have died after contracting the virus.
Tuesday 28 April, was Workers Memorial Day – an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. This year we focused on how anti-racists respond to the Covid-19 crisis, supporting demands for PPE and testing for frontline workers, as well as raising specific concerns over the impact on BAME and migrant communities.
As part of Workers Memorial Day there was a minute’s silence at 11am – at work, and at home. Here are some images of how Low Pay No Way remembered the dead, even as we fight for the safety of the living: