Shipyard horn to sound tonight in honour of NHS staff

Posted by GMB Admin
Thursday 9 April 2020
GMB Trade Union - Shipyard horn to sound tonight in honour of NHS staff

At 8pm tonight, Harland and Wolff workers will sound the shipyard horn for a minute to show their appreciation for frontline NHS and Social Care staff across staff across Northern Ireland and those working to sustain other frontline services in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The horn will sound in line with the Clap for our Carers initiative, which sees people opening their door to clap for one minute every Thursday at 8pm.

I’ll be bursting with pride as I know so many will, when again we clap for carers at 8pm. But let’s also include #clapforkeyworkers who are all on the frontline in this battle. @GMB_union and so proud. THANK YOU

— Tim Roache GMB (@Tim_Roache) April 2, 2020

The shipyard horn has not been sounded properly in twenty years and is the loudest siren in Belfast; meaning it will be heard in all parts of the city.

GMB rep Paul Beattie will have the honour of sounding the shipyard horn. He said:

“We proudly applaud the work of all those involved in keeping us safe, fed and cared for and for those keeping the lights on, the streets clean and essential transport moving during these challenging days.”

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