50m north-east of the aviary in Victoria Park.
PORTSMOUTH TRADE UNION COUNCIL
Workers Memorial Day
THIS STONE IS DEDICATED TO ALL
WORKERS WHO HAVE SUFFERED
ILLNESS, INJURY, DEATH OR BEEN KILLED
AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THEIR WORK
REMEMBER THE DEAD AND FIGHT FOR THE LIVING
This memorial was dedicated on Workers Memorial Day 2007 by Portsmouth Trade Union Council members and local MPs. It commemorates the 250 people a year who die from work related illnesses in the UK. A Memorial Garden to those who died from asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma was also opened. The siting of the memorial in Portsmouth is particularly poignant as thousands of workers in Portsmouth Dockyard were exposed to asbestos dust without being informed of the dangers.