In the coming months, it is extremely critical to continue to struggle for workers’ rights, both at the national and international levels, including encouraging the formation of robust and independent trade unions. It is also critical to provide comprehensive services and long-term care for workers unable to financially support themselves or their families. Fundraising efforts need to focus on building the capacity of organizations to be able to provide long-term care for workers. Symbolic as it may seem, there must be a place where workers can collectively mourn and heal from the trauma of this senseless tragedy in the form of a memorial.
As one sign reads at the site, the workers who died here are “shaheed” or their lives bear witness to this tragedy. Let us, too, not forget them.