THIS year's International Workers' Memorial Day will be observed at Keighley Shared Church.

All are invited to attend the event, which will begin in the church at 6.30pm on Sunday April 28.

Dave Towers, of Keighley Trades Union Council (TUC) and Keighley Worksafe Project, said: "With 2019 Workers' Memorial Day falling on a Sunday, we're working closely with town chaplain the Reverend Dr Jonathan Pritchard to mark the day with this dedicated service. We are planning something really different."

He added that while workers' safety had improved in Western countries, the danger has largely been "exported" to vulnerable employees in the developing world.

A spokesman for the national TUC explained: "Workers' Memorial Day has always been to 'remember the dead, fight for the living'.

"Unions are asked to focus on both areas, by considering events or memorials to remember all those killed through work, but at the same time ensuring such tragedies are not repeated.

"That can best be done by building trade union organisation, and campaigning for stricter enforcement with higher penalties for breaches of health and safety laws.

"Workers' Memorial Day is commemorated throughout the world, and is officially recognised by the UK Government."