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Please pause to salute those on Coronavirus frontline

Council staff and workers everywhere are being urged to join in a minute's silence at 11am on Tuesday, April 28, for International Workers' Memorial Day.

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The minute's silence takes place every year around the world. This year it will be an opportunity to salute and pay tribute to the effort of workers who continue to do vital work and to those who've lost their lives to Coronavirus.

Rob Stewart, Leader of the Council, said: "We're urging everyone to stop what they're doing on Tuesday morning at 11am, pause for a minute and take stock of the contribution made by so many to tackling Coronavirus, staying safe and supporting our NHS.

"It's an opportunity to pay tribute to those workers on the front line and, of course, those who have died in the fight against Covid-19, including health workers from our own local community."

He added: "This is an initiative supported by the UK Government and the Welsh Government and by Swansea Council. Please spread the word about the minute's silence by encouraging your family, friends and colleagues to take part whether in the workplace or at home.

"If you are working from home, why not stand on your doorstep in solidarity with your neighbours for this important event."

The National Minute's Silence is being organised in the UK by the TUC and takes place to remember those who have lost their lives at work or from work-related injury or disease.

There's more information about the event here: https://www.tuc.org.uk/international-workers-memorial-day-iwmd

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