National Day of Mourning

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

A Message from your Business Manager:

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job. It is a special day set aside to mourn the loss of fellow workers. Making workplaces safer is, and should be, a daily effort. The National Day of Mourning was created by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1982 and was passed into federal law in 1990. The Day of Mourning has since spread to 80 countries around the world and is supported by unions, labour organizations, governments and employers. 


The National Day of Mourning offers workers and employers an opportunity to remember the lives that were lost, injured and ill. It gives us all a chance to reflect and renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace.


The Canadian flag on Parliament Hill will fly at half-mast. Workers around the country will light candles, wear ribbons and observe moments of silence. This annual observance will strengthen our commitment to establish and promote safe working conditions in every workplace. 


Please take a moment on April 28th at 11:00 am to honour our brothers and sisters, and to help us improve occupational health and safety everywhere.




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14 McQuade Lake Crescent
Bayers Lake Industrial Park
Halifax NS B3S 1B6

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