The enduring April 28th call to “Mourn the Dead; Fight for the Living” could not be more urgent on this National Day of Mourning. Day of Mourning ceremonies. This event marks an important day, allowing workers and families to come together every year to mourn for the dead, and re-commit to our fight for the living.
Workplace deaths are preventable deaths and the latest figures show a worker somewhere in the world dies at least once every ten seconds. In Canada, approximately 1,000 worker deaths a year are recognized by governments and workers’ compensation boards. We know this is just the tip of the iceberg. As such, this year, Canada’s unions are continuing to demand that the International Labour Organization adopts occupational health and safety as a fundamental right at work, and that Canada commits to showing leadership on the international stage to ensure this happens this year. The right to be safe at work is as important as freedom of association and the elimination of forced labour, child labour and discrimination in employment. Please join the Kamloops and District Labour Council for the Annual In-Person Ceremony
Join us for the Annual event on April 28th at 6:00 pm St Andrews on the Square