National Day of Mourning for Fallen Workers - April 28th
The National Day of Mourning, or Workers’ Mourning Day is coming soon on April 28. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents.
We will be having ceremonies to mark the occasion at:
April 28th 8am at the Operations Centre &
April 28th 11am at the Civic Facility
Injuries and deaths in the workplace continue to be a matter of important concern across Canada. Many Canadian members work hard each day in an effort to minimize accidents and incidents. Risk is an inherent element of many jobs, and this is why safety should be one of the core values in any workplace. Since its inception, the observance has spread to over 80 countries around the world, but is known in most other countries as the Workers' Memorial Day. The date 28 April was picked because on that day in 1914, the Workers Compensation Act received its third reading. In 2001 the International Labour Organization first observed World Day for Safety and Health at Work on this day. Commemorating those who have been hurt or killed in the workplace shows respect for the fallen, while serving as a reminder of the importance of occupational health and safety.