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On April 28, UFCW 1006A members and staff will come together to observe the National Day of Mourning. 

Together, we remember the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or made ill at work due to workplace-related hazards and occupational exposures. 

Your union is participating in a memorial event at 11 a.m. on April 28 at the Woodbridge Memorial Arena ( 5020 Hwy 7, Woodbridge). Many memorial services are taking place in communities across Ontario. Click here for more information

“I’m proud of our union's strong track record of advocating for workers’ health and safety,” said President Wayne Hanley. “Through the hard work of our union reps and our membership, we continue to make our workplaces and province safer. However, we know there is more to be accomplished, particularly in non-union workplaces. It’s unacceptable that many workers are still getting injured, killed or sick at work—Ontario’s employers need to do better. All workers deserve to be safe at work. At 1006A, we will continue to do our part to keep workers safe and reaffirm our commitment to advocating for safer workplaces for all."

1006A continues to advocate for 10 paid sick days for all to ensure workers do not have to come go to work sick. 

The National Day of Mourning is an annual tradition that was started by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984. Today, it is observed in more than 100 countries around the world. 

How You Can Make a Difference 

  • Participate in a National Day of Mourning activity in your community.
  • Bring a friend or family member along
  • Post on social media about this day
  • Help advocate for 10 paid sick days for all workers
  • Find out who is on your Joint Health and Safety Committee at your workplace.

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