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Plaque in Liverpool Honours Workers Who Died in the Struggle with Covid

A plaque has been unveiled to commemorate critical personnel who died as a result of the Covid epidemic.

On International Workers Memorial Day, the Unite union placed a tribute on the Workers’ Memorial statue in Liverpool.

Those who died “sacrificed their lives in order to save others,” according to the plaque.

“Emotional for everyone,” said Jimmy Woods, “but we are so extremely proud of those on the frontlines.”

It was “appropriate” to memorialize those who had “placed themselves and their families in risk,” according to Unite.

Outside Unite’s regional headquarters on Hunter Street is the Workers’ Memorial Statue.

Jane Forshaw, an NHS worker, unveiled the plaque, which was originally scheduled to be unveiled in 2021 but had to be postponed owing to the epidemic, and a two-minute silence was observed in memory of those who perished.

“In honor and remembrance of those brave employees who, in an endeavor to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, gave their lives in order to rescue others,” the plaque says in full.

“We owe them an incalculable debt of gratitude that will never be repaid.”

Between March 2020 and March 2021, 931 health and social care professionals died in the United Kingdom, according to the European Public Services Union.

Other significant workers in the retail, transportation, and education sectors are not included in this statistic.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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