Readers of this website will know that this year's International Worker's Memorial Day event on 28th April included the unveiling of a plaque in remembrance of Trade Unionist and Liverpool councilor, Tony Mulhearn who spent his life fighting for worker's rights and in particular for safety at work.
Family members were in attendance on the day, and following this a letter from Lynn Mulhearn Harrison was published in the Liverpool Echo giving thanks to the organisers, MAVS (Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support), and trade union branches on Merseyside for funding and determining that a plaque, complete with Tony's own words said at his last attendance of the IWMD 2019 event in Liverpool; should be installed adjacent to the existing Tunnel Memorial on the Mersey Tunnel Ventilation Shaft on The Strand:
Lynn Mulhearn Harrison's letter of thanks as printed in the Echo:
Remember the Dead, Fight For The Living
On behalf of my family, the 7 children of the late Tony Mulhearn, I write to thank the organisers of the International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) for our invitation to unveil a plaque to our late father.
The global event held annually on 28th April and commemorated at ceremonies in many major cities reminds us of those, like my later father, who’s work caused his death. The day’s speakers reminded us of all who had lost their lives tragically at work and because of their work including asbestos related conditions. Upper most in our minds on the day all those who had died working for the NHS as medics and ancillary staff working to keep us safe under horrendous conditions and often lacking even basic PPE.
In Britain, work kills 140 people a day!
The UN-ILO estimates worldwide, work kills more than war every year! Worldwide work kills a minimum of 2.78 million people every year!
Lynn Mulhearn Harrison