International Workers Day Memorial - 28th April 2022

We would like to invite you to the unveiling of the Memorial in remembrance of those who have died because of their exposure to asbestos.

International Workers’ Memorial Day is an annual day of remembrance dedicated to workers who have died because of their work, whether through accident or disease.

The memorial project was initiated by Barking, Dagenham and Havering Trades Union Council, and is being brought to fruition in partnership with The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

The memorial is a beautiful piece of blue pearl granite, engraved with a message of remembrance. To complement the memorial, there will also be installing an interpretation board to shine a light on the harm done by asbestos, a scourge that continues to threaten us today in our workplaces, schools, public buildings and homes.

We will be speaking alongside local MP Jon Cruddas and Sam Gurney Secretary, of the London, East and South East Regional TUC.

A Book of Remembrance will be opened and maintained to receive inscriptions throughout the coming years, so we will be able forever to remember the names of those who have died.

A buffet lunch will be provided in the Barking Learning Centre, adjacent to the Square. If you would like to join us please contact

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