National Day of Mourning: April 28
On April 28, OSSTF/FEESO joins with unions across Canada to observe that National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed or injured on the job, or who have suffered serious or fatal illness due to work-related hazards.
The labour movement in Canada has worked for decades to enhance health and safety standards and regulations in Canadian workplaces. But thousands of workers continue to suffer workplace injuries and work-related illnesses every year, and in 2012 at least 979 Canadians died because of work-related injury or illness. Still, governments across Canada continue to be lenient with employers who disregard safety standards and fail to protect the health and safety of their workers.
Please join us on April 28 in mourning those who have lost their lives, and as we demand that employers who flout health and safety standards be held accountable for the countless workplace injuries and fatalities that occur every year in Canada.
For more information, please follow the links below for statements from the Canadian Labour Congress, and a detailed infographic about injuries and fatalities in Canadian workplaces.