Category Archives: Canada

Canada: 2015 Day of Mourning Candlelight Memorial Service – Winnipeg

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – 10:45am11:30am

2nd Floor Auditorium
Union Centre
275 Broadway

Event Details:

April 28 has been designated by Parliament as the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.

Please join us for a candlelight memorial service to remember these workers and to reaffirm our resolve to work for safe and healthy workplaces.

A reception with refreshments will take place before the service at 10:45 AM.

For more information, contact Tara Peel (204-953-2563)

Canada: Sydney Day of Mourning Event

The Cape Breton District Labour Council will be holding a ceremony in partnership with CUPE Nova Scotia at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, at 50 Maillard Street in Sydney. There will be laying of flowers (rather than wreaths).

For more information: Gordie MacDonald at (902) 578-3554 or email

Canada: CLC Day of mourning resources

Canadian Labour Congress represents the interests of more than three million affiliated workers. CLC has started updating its Day of mourning webpages  observing “The number of people killed at work each year in Canada has risen for the past 15 years.” CLC calls for an increase in enforcement stating “Enough is Enough. It’s time to enforce the law and bring employers who kill to justice.”

CLC also has published a 28 April  radio advert and listing of events.

Canada: Est-ce aujourd’hui que vous perdrez la vie au travail?

Plus de 1 000 travailleuses et travailleurs canadiens meurent chaque année. Au Canada, quatre travailleurs meurent chaque jour. Des personnes qui succombent à des blessures. Des personnes meurent du cancer. Des personnes décèdent après avoir été attaquées. Le Canada peut faire beaucoup mieux. Le Canada se doit d’appliquer la loi et de sauver la vie des travailleuses et des travailleurs. Assez, c’est assez! Le temps est venu d’appliquer la loi et de faire comparaître les employeurs meurtriers en justice.

Congrés du travail du Canada