Corby is to mark Workers’ Memorial Day with an event later this month (April).
It is being organised by the GMB Northants community branch and will take place on Saturday, April 27, starting at 11am, next to the steelworker statue in Corby town centre.
Community branch secretary Gordon Glassford said: “We have been doing this for a number of years now and every year it attracts more interest. We feel that it is important that we remember those who have died or who suffer poor health just because they were trying to make a living.”
Workers’ Memorial Day is on Sunday, April 28.
Among the speakers taking part in the Corby event will the town’s MP Andy Sawford.
Mr Glassford said: “We hope as many people as possible come along, especially those who have suffered from illness because of work and the friends and family of those who have tragically died.
“Thousands of people in this country die each year because of their work. We feel it is our duty to remember them and to continue to put pressure on whichever government is in power to protect those fortunate enough to have a job.”
Youth Brass 2000, a band made up of young local musicians, will be playing at the event.
Members of the public are invited to attend.