April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The National Day of Mourning was first declared in 1984 by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). The date, April 28 was picked because it was this day in 1914 that the Workers’ Compensation Act received its third reading. In December 1990, the Workers Mourning Day Act was passed, officially recognizing April 28 as a National observance.
When the CLC initiated the National Day of Mourning, it was hoped that by bringing National attention to the carnage in our workplaces, governments and employers would take action to put an end to the outrageous number of deaths and workplace injuries.
Please join us at the Legislative Assemblies in both Iqaluit and Yellowknife at noon local time, on Tuesday April 28 to recognize the five workers who lost their lives last year in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and to remember the countless workers who have been killed, injured, or become ill as a result of their workplaces over the years.
Let’s pause and remember the sacrifices of the past, and commit ourselves to the continuing fight for safer work.
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