International Workers Memorial Day 2021 – 28th April
International Workers Memorial Day 2021 – Held on 28th April @ 11am, Titanic (Engineers) Memorial
Every year, on the 28th April, we remember the workers who have died due to the neglect of their employers. The event is commemorated across the world in many countries and recognised by the UK government as the official day of remembrance for those killed at work. This year is especially poignant due to the current Covid 19 pandemic, which has taken the lives of over 160,000 people in the UK, of which over 14,000 were workers.
This year was also particularly saddening due to the passing of a much loved and well respected Trade Unionist and Health and Safety campaigner, Tony Mulhearn. Tony died of a lung condition – Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – caused by work exposure to Carbon Tetrachloride.
Tony’s family attended the IWMD event to see the unveiling of a plaque of remembrance which bore his words, spoken at the last IWMD event he attended juts six months before he passed away:
“Those who put profit above worker safety, should never go unchallenged” – Tony Mulhearn IWMD 2019
See below for a video of the event as it unfolded.
Full details of the day can be found at the link below.
Video/pictures courtesy of Chris Ingram /Union Safety ©
Full report at: Union Safety
We would like to personally thank all sponsors of the event for their contributions. Full list of sponsors pictured below.