On April 28, union members and their allies around Canada will come together for the Day of Mourning to remember the thousands of workers killed, injured or made ill at work.
On this day, we show our solidarity with the victims and the families and reaffirm our vow to help eliminate workplace deaths, injuries and illness.
All workers deserve to go home healthy and safe at the end of their workday but it is clear that this is not happening.
We must remember these deaths, injuries and illness are not inevitable but are preventable. We must do our part to raise awareness, and advocate for stronger regulations and increased enforcement to elected officials.
As this important day approaches, we encourage you to participate in a Day of Mourning event in your community, speak to your family and co-workers about this issue, and help build this movement for change.
We must remember behind all the numbers are workers, and their families, and lives left devastated by these preventable tragedies.
Join us and together, we will build healthy and safe workplaces for all.