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Statue: Unknown building worker statue

Erection date: 11/10/2006

Inscription

On a bronze plaque attached to the front of the plinth:}
The building worker
For the thousands of building workers who have lost their lives at work, we commemorate you.
For the thousands of building workers who are today building and rebuilding towns and cities across the United Kingdom, we celebrate you.
UCATT - building together
Unveiled by Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London and Alan Ritchie, UCATT General Secretary, on the 11th October 2006.
Sculptor: Alan Wilson

Site: Unknown building worker statue (1 memorial)

E1, Tower Hill

Wreaths are laid here each year on April 28, International Workers Memorial Day, and a two minute silence is observed at noon in memory of those who have suffered fatal injuries in accidents at work. 

It seems no one is very happy with the location for this statue but it was the best that could be found.

But we've heard of a reason for this site being chosen. Back in 1969 there was a nationwide May Day strike. In London this included the Fleet Street newspaper workers and the dockers. These marched and converged here at Tower Hill. It was an unofficial strike called in opposition to a white paper designed to curb unofficial strikes. British Pathe news film.

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Information Subjects commemorated

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Building workers lost at work

The thousands of building workers who have lost their lives at work.

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Information Created by

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UCATT

Trade union representing allĀ building trades.

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Ken Livingstone

Mayor of London from May 2000 - May 2008. Born Lambeth.

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Alan Ritchie

UCATT General Secretary in 2006.

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Alan Wilson

Sculptor based at Henley on Thames.

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