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National Day of Mourning: the human cost of COVID-19

April 28, 2021
By Hassan Yussuff as published in The Hamilton Spectator Every year, workers and their families come together on April 28, the National Day of Mourning, to mourn those lost to workplace illness and injuries. This year, Canada’s unions are shining a light on the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The enduring call to “Mourn the Dead; Fight for the…
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Day of Mourning 2021 – The Human Cost of COVID-19

April 28, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the National Day of Mourning by calling attention to the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic. For over a year, the world has faced unprecedented upheaval due to COVID-19. The virus and its variants have wrought havoc on our society and laid bare a troubling lack of protection for workers. “Every year on the Day of…
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Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2021

April 20, 2021
Atlantic Region Newfoundland Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour Video statement. https://www.facebook.com/NLFED  Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Video statement. https://www.facebook.com/NSfedlabour New Brunswick Moncton District Labour Council The MDLC Executive will meet at the monument downtown on April 25th to lay roses. They will take photos and video and post it on the MDLC Facebook page on Wednesday, April…
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Canada’s unions mark National Day of Mourning in solidarity with frontline workers

April 28, 2020
Canada’s unions are asking Canadians to observe this year’s National Day of Mourning in remembrance of workers who have lost their lives as a result of incidents in the workplace. This year, that includes a number of frontline workers who have lost their lives due to COVID-19. “As communities mourn workers we’ve lost this year, including many in recent weeks,…
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Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2020

April 24, 2020
April 28th is the labour movement’s most solemn day, but also one to refocus our commitment to prevent future workplace injuries and deaths. Find a virtual event near you.
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One is too many: no one should die for the job

April 26, 2019
April 28 is the National Day of Mourning, a day to commemorate those who have died or been injured as a result of their job. This year, Canada’s unions are calling on employers and governments to do more to protect workers. “One workplace death is already too many. Workers deserve to arrive home safely at the end of their workday.…
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Workplace Health and Safety

December 20, 2018
Canadian workers have the right to refuse unsafe work, the right to be informed about hazards in the workplace, and the right to participate in health and safety discussions. Employers must fulfill their obligations to keep workers safe.
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Heron bridge collapse: Ontario’s worst workplace disaster

August 10, 2018
On the afternoon of August 10, 1966, a 160-foot span of a new bridge being built over the Rideau River and Canal gave way, dropping hundreds of tons of half set concrete about 60 feet into the river valley. Nine workers were killed and another 55 injured in the disaster – Ontario’s worst workplace “accident” It’s not listed among the…
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Mourn the dead: fight for the living.

May 9, 2018
On May 9, 1992, just eight months after opening with federal and provincial government support, an underground methane explosion killed all 26 miners working in the Westray coal mine. An official inquiry into the disaster discovered profound “stupidity and neglect” on the part of the owners, but all attempts to prosecute the company and its officials failed. It took 11…
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Canada’s unions call for better protections against workplace violence and harassment

April 23, 2018
This National Day of Mourning, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to do more to address workplace violence and harassment. Every April 28, Canada’s unions join workers and their families to mourn those who have been injured or killed on the job. Workplace violence and harassment have also led to worker deaths, as well as significant mental and…
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