International day of mourning

Remembering those who lost their life through a workplace incident or occupational disease.

On 28 April each year, countries around the world pause to commemorate workers who have died as a result of a workplace incident or occupational disease.

Each year, Unions NSW and WorkCover hold a service on the day to honour and remember those who lost their life at work.

At the service, families are invited to add 'memory cards' and flowers to the Memory Lines sculpture in honour of their loved ones.

We encourage employers and workers across the state to take time on the International Day of Mourning to think about the significance of work health and safety and how workplace incidents can affect those around them.