West Gate Bridge Memorial Day

 Just before lunch on 15 October 1970, the West Gate Bridge suddenly groaned. An eerie pinging noise filled the air. A storm of rust flakes peeled off weathered steel. The girders started to turn blue. The bridge fell away beneath their feet. Minutes later, 35 workers were dead. 

On Saturday the 15th of October 2016, we will gather again to remember Australia’s worst industrial accident, its victims and the brave workers who risked everything to recover the dead and hurt.

The commemoration will begin at 11.30am and ETU Victorian Secretary Troy Gray will address families, friends and workmates at the

West Gate Memorial site beneath the bridge in Douglas Parade Spotswood.

October 15, 2016 at 11:30am - 1:30pm
West Gate Bridge Memorial, Port Melbourne

We Volunteers

We Are Union. We are a movement of people standing together for a just and equitable Victoria where:

  • all people are respected and valued, 
  • all working people are organised, safe, and winning at work

We organise our communities to build support for union, industrial, and social campaigns, and we're excited to have you on board.