Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire | WYPCC

NHS and Care Workers Remembered Today on Worker's Memorial Day

Tuesday 28 April, 2020

I will be observing the minute’s silence for all NHS and Care Workers staff this morning along with the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

Mark Burns-Williamson, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for West Yorkshire, said: “I want to pay tribute to all the NHS and key workers on the front line who have tragically lost their lives while fighting the battle against Covid19, and in recognition of all those putting their lives at risk day in day out to keep us all safe.

“We owe them all a huge debt of gratitude and I think it’s very fitting we remember them with a minute’s silence today on what is also International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). My thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues, many of whom will continue to be on the frontline fighting to keep us all safe from further harm.

“Today (IWMD) is the day we commemorate those workers who have lost their lives at work and I, along with I am sure the rest of the country, am eternally grateful for the contribution they make and all those who are standing on the front line to fight Covid19 to keep us all safe.

“I want to thank them for their efforts and to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all NHS staff, our police officers, staff and volunteers, and all workers carrying out crucial services in West Yorkshire and beyond at this critical time.

“They are working flat out, in many cases in harm’s way on all our behalf’s in order to keep us all safe; they deserve our support, respect and kindness.

“We have numerous key workers and volunteers putting themselves in harm’s way to ensure the country remains running and those who are most vulnerable are supported. We need to ensure they are rightly recognised for all that they do and to say thank you to each and every one of them.”

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