National Day of Mourning Ceremony 2019

April 28th Day of Mourning Ceremony. Even One death is too many – no worker should die from their job. Workers deserve to arrive home safely – at the end of their workday. Remember, mourn, and honour…resolve to make every workplace a safe and healthy place to earn a living. Photos by Barb Nederpel and … Read more

One is Too Many: No One Should Die on the Job

Last year, 131 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. When you lose a loved one, the pain never goes away.  April 28 is designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities come together to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, your Kamloops and District Labour … Read more

Labour Day 2018

Celebrating 62 years of advocating for working people, stronger communities, and the gains made for working people from the collective actions of unions. This year’s focus was on the Proportional Representation Referendum. The successful event featured local municipal election candidates, prizes, games, face painting, and ice cream.

Violence and Harassment: Not Part of the Job

Workers killed or injured on the job will be honoured on April 28th at a Day of Mourning ceremony in Kamloops. Last year, 158 workers in BC died as a result of an injury or work-related illness.  On average, each year, one thousand workers die across Canada, hundreds of thousands more are injured, and countless thousands … Read more

2016 DAY OF MOURNING CALLS FOR ASBESTOS BAN

This April 28th, Canadian unions are calling for a comprehensive national ban on asbestos , a known killer that causes disease, suffering and death—all of it preventable. We want the federal government to pass legislation that outlaws the use, exportation, and import of asbestos. More than 2,000 people die every year in Canada from diseases … Read more