APRIL 28: NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING FOR WORKERS WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED, INJURED
OR MADE ILL ON THE JOB
A message from the Workers Health & Safety Centre: More than twenty years
ago, the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28 a National Day of
Mourning for workers who have been killed, suffer disease or injury as a
result of work. Every year since, unions, labour councils, families and
community partners gather by the thousands to 'mourn for the dead'. What
began through the efforts of Canada's labour movement is now observed in
more than 100 countries.
The Day of Mourning though, is also intended to focus attention on what we
can do to break the silence of indifference and say enough to the suffering
caused by hazardous working conditions. On April 28 let's resolve to action
that restores and promotes dignity and health in our workplaces and our
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