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Kearney represents Sinn Fein at Workers' Memorial Day ceremony

27 April, 2017 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin's South Antrim MLA & National Chairperson represented the Party at the Workers'' Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at Stormont earlier today.

Speaking afterwards Mr Kearney said:

"International Workers' Memorial Day highlights the importance of building trade union organisation and campaigning for stricter enforcement of health and safety laws with higher penalties.

"This year's theme emphasised good health and safety for all workers regardless of their background.

"I was pleased to join local trade unionists at this morning's dignified NIC-ICTU organised wreath laying ceremony in the grounds of Stormont at the memorial tree dedicated to David Layland of the GMB Union.

"Today's event is especially important at a time when workers rights and conditions are further threatened in the context of the Tory Brexit agenda.

"I also want to warmly congratulate West Belfast Sinn Féin member and trade unionist Pat Neeson who received an ICTU/HSE Health and Safety Representative Excellence Award afterwards at an event in the Stormont Hotel." 

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