On April 28, your union encourages you to join thousands across this province in observing the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.
On this day, we come together to remember workers killed, injured, or suffering from illness because of unsafe conditions at work. We come together to help create safer workplaces so workers can end their working lives in dignity and health – not premature injury, disease or death.
We remember lost and injured co-workers, friends and family members while renewing our commitment to safer workplaces under the slogan, “Remember the dead. Fight for the living.”
On February 28, join your union, UFCW Canada Local 1000A, in raising awareness about International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Day.
Also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), RSIs are the most common form of workplace injuries and describe injuries that affect the body’s muscles, joints, nerves, and tendons. Some common RSIs include tendinitis, tenosynovitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
As the Canadian flag flew at half-mast, workers gathered at Woodbridge Memorial Arena on a chilly Friday morning to pay their respects to those who had been killed and injured on the job.
The Woodbridge event was one of the many held throughout Ontario leading up to the Day of Mourning on April 28. Started in 1984 by the Canadian Labour Congress, the day is about creating safer workplaces so workers can end their working lives in dignity and health – not premature injury, disease or death.