320 health and safety vigil july 2015

April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, a day we remember those who have been killed at work. 

This is a particularly apt moment to mark this occasion given that seven people have died in workplace accidents in the past fortnight.

Here is a list of at least some of the events planned for around the country.

Attached is some more detail, by region and industry, of workplace deaths.


Silent vigil at Parliament by Pike River families concerned at workplace deaths, July 2015







12noon - 12.30

Kiwirail Westfield Railway Depot

Railway Lane,




Stuart Johnstone

027 246 4961

Palmerston North

12.10pm - 12.50

Workers Memorial, Memorial Park, Fitzroy St entrance  

John Shennan

027 441 8172



Where -- (weather fine) southern end of the port behind the sea farers mission --   (weather wet) the new operations smoko room (western end of the port). 





Workers Memorial Rock

Wellington Waterfront, on the sculpture walk between Te Papa and Circa Theatre


Paul Tolich

027 593 5595

Hutt Valley


KiwiRail Hutt Workshops  (meet at the flagpole)


Please RSVP if planning to attend this RMTU event to Myles Carter rmtu.hutt@kiwirail.co.nz 





At the Memorial Stone, Science Alive Reserve

(Behind where Hoyts 8 Cinema Complex,

Moorhouse Ave used to be - access via Gasson Street only and there is no car parking available on-site)


Karena Brown

0275 498 479



Otago Workers' Memorial in the Market Reserve, Princes Street, followed by a function at the Masonic Lodge in Manor Place



Malcolm Deans

021 0566 593

E-mail: unionsotago@gmail.com


Dunedin – 27 April DAY BEFORE


Workers Memorial Day Art Exhibition featuring the work of Robyn Haultain. Haultain's work focuses on the ongoing deaths in our forestry industry and the Pike River mining disaster. The exhibition will be in the Dunedin School of Art, main building, room P152.


To find the Dunedin School of Art, turn off George Street on to Albany Street and turn left into Riego Street, just before you reach Anzac Avenue. Go to the end of Riego Street and follow the signage to get to the gallery. https://goo.gl/maps/CP98wV53r6D2


We ask for a gold coin donation that will go towards the continuing legal expenses of the families of the Pike River miners.


Malcolm Deans

021 0566 593

E-mail: unionsotago@gmail.com





Invercargill City Council ( Esk street)


followed by light refreshments at the Mayors office

RSVP attendance so we have the catering numbers right anna.huffstutler@etu.nz or text 0272097436

Submitted by

Mike Treen

Written 27/4/2017