In Canada, National Day of Mourning takes place on April 28, 2017. The National Day of Mourning is observed annually in Canada and sometimes called Workers Mourning Day. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents. People in Canada, especially workers and their employer light candles on National Day of Mourning and they held a commemorative minute of silence.
The National Day of Mourning is a day to remember all workers injured or killed on the job as well as the importance of exceptional Health and Safety laws , practices and working conditions. Every worker deserves to go home safe and uninjured. Together, employers, unions and workers can make this happen by ensuring a safe working environment for all. Canadian National Day of Mourning ceremonies have taken place since 1991. Locally, ceremonies are hosted annually by the Grey Bruce Labour Council in Hanover and Owen Sound as well as at the Bruce Power Site with Bruce Power, the Power Workers Union (PWU) and the Society of Energy Professionals (SEP) on April 28th.
It’s a day to remember that every moment counts and to work safely for ourselves, our co-workers, our friends, and our families.
Kevin Smith Attending International Day of Mourning Representing OSSTF